New Basic Nature Photography Class at the McAllen Creative Incubator

 

Portrait of Ruth Hoyt

If you have a camera and want to learn, nature photographer Ruth Hoyt has the perfect class for you. She teaches a fun, interactive four-week evening class at the McAllen Creative Incubator starting this week on Wednesday, May 6th. To provide the participants with some hands-on time in the field, the class includes one Saturday morning field trip.

All cameras are welcome in Ruth’s class, including digital, film, SLR and point-and-shoot cameras. For those with complicated schedules or other special situations, Ruth does private instruction as well. Contact her for more details.

The basic nature photography class runs May 6th through 27th and takes place four consecutive Wednesdays.

Participants learn, hands-on, about their camera’s parts, features and handling. In addition, class time is spent viewing photographs and discussing composition, lighting and other technical aspects of photography. Participants can also expect to learn about some of the local flora and fauna.

The class takes place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator in McAllen (the former McAllen Public Library), 601 North 10th Street, for four Wednesday nights, as well as a Saturday morning field trip May 16th.

Cost for the four-week basic nature photography class is $250. Two people who register together receive a discount.

Check the events page on Ruth’s website (www.ruthhoyt.com). For more information and to reserve a spot in this class, contact Ruth Hoyt via email at ruthhoyt@gmail.com or telephone at (956) 330-2900.

Portrait of Ruth Hoyt, taken by John Pickles in Barataria, LA

Asian Summer Camp at the McAllen Creative Incubator

summer camp newspaper pictures

Asian Summer Camp at the McAllen Creative Incubator

With the help of the McAllen Arts Council-Grant Program, Lian Shingler is able to bring a unique Summer Camp program to the Creative Incubator. The Asian culture summer camp is an exciting one week program that will provide a wonderful insight and exploration of Asian culture. Students will participate in a Chinese language course, Chinese Martial Art kung fu ” shao Lin” wushu , which incorporates Jet Lee style, Magic class and Craft activities, like mask painting, chinese calligraphy and paper cut crafts. The program will have invited Magicians who will teach students magic tricks.
Students ages 7-14 can register now!
Program Dates are July 13-17, 2015
Schedule: 8:30am -5:00pm
Fees: Week Program…………………… $180 (8:30-5:00pm)
Week Program (½ day Morning) ….$100 (8:30-12:30pm)
Week Program (½ day Noon) ……..$120 (12:30-5:00pm)
T-shirt, lunch, water and light snacks will be provided

Registration form: ENGLISH APPLICATION

The program will conclude on Friday with a show for parents. Parents will enjoy the activities on display & students’ new found knowledge of Asian Culture. Registrations are taken at any time.

We thank you for your interest and support of this new program. For more information, please contact Lian Cheng Shingler at (956) 537-1370 or visit her at The Creative Incubator, Studio #11 located at 601 N Main St McAllen, TX 78501 or by email at maryshingler827@yahoo.com