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Photograph Your Artwork • 1-Day Photography Workshop

Led by Artist Shop owner and art photographer Kristen MacCarthy, this 1-day workshop provides an opportunity to learn a valuable skill as you photograph two personal pieces of artwork.

Regular price $ 75.00
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Age and Experience

This workshop is for adults, ages 18+.

You don't need any experience photographing your work, but those with photo experience are also very welcome.

If you've tried photographing your work in the past, and the results weren't what you were expecting, this workshop is for you. We can help turn a frustrating experience into a positive one!

Come experience for yourself why we are regularly voted Athens' favorite place to take an adult creative class!


Calligraphy, Drawing, and Painting Teacher

Kristen spends most of her time running the K. A. Artist Shop and considers it to be her perennial work of art. If you’ve ordered calligraphy, painting, photography, or printing services through us, you’ve likely seen her work.

A graduate of UGA with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Philosophy, Kristen is a perpetual learner and a lover of color and aesthetics. Favorite mediums include graphite, oil paint, gouache, and ink. Kristen has taught classes at the Artist Shop since its opening, has led workshops at the GA Museum of Art, been a juror at the ATHFest Artist Market, and has participated in various gallery shows and creativity summits around town.

Check out some of Kristen's work here:

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This class is held at the K. A. Artist Shop.

127 N Jackson St. Athens, GA

We are located on the second floor of a charming historic building near the Jittery Joe's Coffee at the corner of Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, Georgia. We're right across the street from the UGA campus, and our front entrance is between Pita Pit and Dynamite Clothing.


Students are welcome to join without bringing anything to class but themselves! However, this workshop presents a great opportunity to have your artwork photographed while you learn.

Please Bring:
Each participant is encouraged to bring two (2) pieces of artwork in any medium to the workshop.

Please Note:
Your artwork can be in any medium, but it must be dry. It's easiest to take photographs when artwork is not behind glass, but one of the topics we'll discuss in class is how to get a good photo, even when your work is already framed!

Size Limitations:
For 2D works, artwork can measure no more than 36 inches in any direction. For 3D works, artwork can measure no more than 24 inches in any direction and mustn't be overly fragile nor heavy.

No Need To Bring:
You do not need to bring a camera nor computer; we'll all share the Artist Shop's equipment for this 1-day workshop. However, students with pressing camera questions are welcome to bring their own gear for the Q+A portion of class.


To register and reserve your spot, simply use the "Add to Cart" button above and proceed to checkout. You'll get a confirmation email once your order has been received. Then all you need to do is show up! You don't need to bring anything but yourself.

If you need any assistance at all, don't hesitate to reach out. You can reach us via email, call, or text. Or just swing by the shop!



In this workshop, we'll learn to photograph our own artwork, so we can edit those photos at a later time for print reproductions, gallery show submissions, and portfolio archives.

Using the Artist Shop's camera, we'll go over basic camera functions and settings, proper exposure, white-balancing, and how to arrange your lights, camera, and artwork.

Along the way, we'll tackle all the little nuances and questions that are sure to arise with eight different artworks to photograph! Limited to four students, this small-group workshop offers time to discuss each student's artwork in depth and offers opportunities to learn from other artists in attendance.

We'll be working in the Artist Shop's photo room with our high resolution camera and studio lights. Students who complete this course will leave with the confidence to take photos on their own, either at home or back in our studio!


Summer 2023 Offering:

• Sunday, July 9th (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

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Classroom FAQ

Where is your classroom located?

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are hosted inside the K. A. Artist Shop, located at 127 N Jackson Street in downtown Athens, GA.

Please note: We are located on the second floor of a historic building without elevator access. If you are unable to attend a class due to accessibility concerns, we encourage you to reach out! We'd love to accommodate you with a private or virtual class.

Can I attend I have zero experience?

Many of our classes are perfect for those just starting out, and some are even designed for absolute beginners. Other classes are geared toward those with more experience, but everyone is welcome.

The description above will let you know the general experience levels that this class is designed for.

What do I need to bring to class?

We typically provide all the materials you'll need for our classes, and we typically break out the good stuff!

Once in a while we'll need you to provide some materials, tools, or a high-res digital image (for instance in an "Effortless House Portraits" class you'll need to email us your photo in advance).

The description above will let you know if you need to bring anything, but most often, all you need to bring is yourself.

My child is 9 but very mature; may they enroll?

We're sorry! Our classes are designed for older students, yet we do allow for 10-12 year olds to join in our camps and clubs for pre-teens. We hope they'll join us next year when they are 10 years old.

Is there a multi-class discount?

For multi-class registrations, we recommend you take advantage of our rewards program. You're welcome to register in multiple transactions, using the rewards points earned to redeem discounts on additional classes.

Do you offer class scholarships?

Yes! If a discount will help you attend one of our classes, camps, or workshops, we invite you to use this coupon code as many times as you’d like:


What are your Covid-19 protocols for classes?

As usual, our classrooms are disinfected and cleaned before each day. Masks are optional in our classes. We've got hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes in each classroom, and students are encouraged to help themselves whenever they need them.

PLEASE NOTE: We ask that students refrain from attending classes if they are at all contagious. We are happy to offer make-up sessions as space allows or credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to stay home due to illness. You'll need to let us know before your class begins that you are unable to attend; we are unable to offer make-up sessions for no-shows.

What is your classroom cancellation policy?

We understand that things happen and you may not be able to attend the class you purchased. If your plans change, please let us know at least 7 days before your scheduled class begins. If you let us know with at least 7 days notice, we can issue a full monetary refund to your original form of payment or switch you to another class at no charge.

We cannot offer refunds after the 7-day-mark, but we are happy to offer make-up sessions in other classes as space allows or a credit toward a birthday party to any student who needs to miss their scheduled class.

Regretfully, we cannot issue refunds or make-ups for no-shows. Please reach out to us prior to class if you need to cancel or reschedule.

On occasion, a class might not reach the minimum number of students needed. If this is the case and we need to cancel a class ourselves, we will let registrants know at least three days prior to the scheduled event. You'll of course receive a full refund or re-scheduling, and we will also provide a small gift card as a token of our appreciation.