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Photoshop Basics workshop at SHY RABBIT in January

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio & Workshops is offering a new session of its popular one-day Photoshop Basics class on Saturday, Jan. 15.

No previous experience required and registration will begin immediately.

Classes are kept small for participant’s comfort and enhanced learning, and will fill quickly.

One participant made the following comment after attending a Photoshop Basics workshop held earlier in the year:

“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 breath 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.”

Online registration is also now available for all workshops at:

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 D. Michael Coffee, visit

Photoshop Basics–Introductory (three spaces left)

Saturday only, Jan. 15, 10 a.m.–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. The information provided is also applicable to those that would simply like to learn more about Photoshop for their own personal use.

Instruction 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 website use will also be discussed.

Printmaking without a Press I (three spaces left)

There are also a few spaces remaining for introductory Printmaking without a Press 1 on Saturday, Dec. 4, ad Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Course fee: $215; Includes all necessary course materials, inks and paper.

This two-day introductory workshop utilizes a unique hand-pressed printing process called “Reductive Ink”™, designed and developed by D. Michael Coffee.

Students are provided with a very affordable materials list, and are encouraged to advance at their own pace by practicing this remarkable printmaking technique in the privacy of their own home.

Workshops are also designed for those with traditional printmaking experience, and are geared to enhance existing skill levels in preparation for intermediate and advanced classes, if desired.

For a full course description or for more information regarding this or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

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

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and 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 ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

SHY RABBIT is currently open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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