March 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Speaker: Stephen Slack
Creative I, the way I see it. An evening of exploring photography and creativity mixed together in a fun but informative way.
My love of art and photography has been a life long passion. I picked up my first camera at the age of 9 or 10. I also spent many hours honing my skills as a freehand Illustrator, a skill that really started to take shape in my high school years. I always wanted to be an artist, and did pursue the idea of attending art college. Needless to say, back then it seemed that I had to choose between doing art for pleasure and doing it to make money. I was at a crossroad and eventually decided on a career as a Dental Technologist. I utilized my creative skills in the dental industry, until I retired in 2011.
It was then, with the freedom to pursue my passion, I started a small creative design studio working on creative for web and print. These days however, I am more invested in producing digital art for myself and a select group of clients who purchase my vintage automotive and rock and roll art, as well as completing commissioned art pieces for wall art. I show my work at select events that cater to vintage automotive enthusiasts and nostalgia drag racing.
I have used Photoshop since 1996, and over that 23 year period I have been able to combine my love of photography with that of free hand illustration to create a unique blend of both in the final artwork. I have presented on creativity and the creative process at many Camera Clubs from Newmarket to Windsor. I was privileged to be a guest lecturer and presenter at the Bayfield Fall Fotofest in 2018. Today I teach individuals or small to large groups, ranging from beginner to advanced users of Photoshop, both on location and in my home.
Non-members are welcome to attend as Club guests for a fee of $10.00