Lots of walking required on field trip to downtown Asheville
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. breakfast is served in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
With Gerry Pasternack, our instructor, our goal this morning is to learn the "art" of photography, and how to use this to present the image we'd like to capture to its best advantage. We begin with broad theory of composition and then detail nearly two-dozen compositional techniques that will direct the viewer to see the captured image in the way you intended. In addition to the many general techniques, we add specialty approaches for landscape photography, and for color and black-and-white photography. Lecture notes will be provided. Our mid-morning refreshments will be in the lobby.
Taco Tuesday! Build your own Mexican cuisine creations! Hard and soft taco shells, taco-seasoned ground beef, veggie and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, tortilla chips and cheese. Save room for some cobbler and ice cream!
Our afternoon field trip will take us to downtown Asheville, the creative hub of Western North Carolina. Given the wealth of photo opportunities, we will concentrate on urban architecture, street scenes, and people. By walking Asheville's "Urban Trail" we will tour many of the city's cultural and historic landmarks, with occasion detours to visit some of the more eclectic areas that make this city so unique. Time permitting, we will make a brief stop at a "farmer's market" and learn about some of the unique foods indigenous to this area.
5:30 - 6:30 dinner
7:00 - 8:00 evening program: Joshua Messick National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Joshua Messick, breathes new life into an ancient, enchanting instrument. Creativity flows with dynamic passion as he weaves progressive, cinematic stylings & modern techniques into traditional melodies, original compositions, & powerful improvisations. You will be inspired as Joshua plays World Fusion, New Acoustic, Classical, Folk, & Traditional Favorites. Check out his brand new release, “Woodland Dance.” games/cards/tv available in lobby for fellowship and optional movie on big screen. You may also choose to use this time to sort/organize and edit your photographs.