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Photoshop Basics@SHY RABBIT, May 1

There are still two spaces remaining for Photoshop Basics at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops on May 1.

No previous Photoshop experience is required. This one day class will fill quickly — so don’t delay.

One student made the following comments after participating in a March session of Photoshop Basics: “Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for sharing your Photoshop expertise.”

“I arrived at the class thinking that I truly understood Pixels and file options only to learn that my knowledge was limited. After a day in the studio, my breadth of knowledge has been vastly expanded. Spending the first part of the day on the basics followed by hands-on exercises using Photoshop layers provided a sound foundation for which I can build upon. Thank you.”

Photoshop Basics — (two spaces left) .

Saturday only, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $90; includes use of studio equipment as needed.

This workshop will cover the general principles of Photoshop manipulation specific to the needs of artists. It will focus on image/file formats, image sizing, cropping, and image correction. It will cover accepted practices for submission requirements to juried competitions, publications and newspapers (both online and hardcopy). The preparation of images to be used in promotional materials and Web site use will also be discussed.

WORK-Shops@SHY RABBIT are held in one of two spacious 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist, D. Michael Coffee. 

For additional information on instructor D. Michael Coffee, visit

Online registration is available for all workshops at:

For information on intermediate or advanced workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

Workshop fees include all necessary course materials. Ceramic workshop fees also include a toolkit that participants may keep for future use.

Additional workshops currently scheduled through June include:

• Basic Ceramic Techniques and Hand-Building I — (four spaces left).

June 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215.

• Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I — (four spaces left).

This course runs five consecutive Wednesday evenings, June 2 through June 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Course fee: $275. Special glazing session — date to be determined.

Makeup sessions are available for students that are unable to attend all five consecutive classes.

• Printmaking without a Press I — (four spaces left).

June 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215.

For more information on these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee at 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment accepted.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio & Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive; two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.

The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a fine art gallery and ceramic studio, two mixed-media workshops and expansive exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and evenings by appointment.