The following workshops and seminars are intended for students who have completed a portion of the CityArts photography program. To learn more about photography classes, click here.

Call 316-350-3245 to enroll in photography workshops.


Friday, August 11  /  8:30-11:30 a.m.  / D. Robertson  /  $30

Spend a day taking photos at the Sedgwick County Zoo. There will be many opportunities for action, portrait, landscape and micro shots in this class.
We will discuss composition, action, backgrounds, photography, exotic animals, birds, reptiles and more. Students are responsible for the admission fee into the zoo. 



Saturday, August 19  /  9 a.m.-Noon  /  D. Robertson  /  $30

Spend a day taking photos at Botanica. Close-up photos of flowers and insects, as well as discussion and practice of reverse lens photography, are all part of this class. Your goal will be to achieve amazing 1:1 nature shots. Macro/micro lenses and close-up lenses will be used. Students are responsible for the admission fee into Botanica.



Sunday, August 6  /  7:30-10:30 a.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $40

Documentary photography refers to photography that highlights events relevant to history or everyday life. In this class, you’ll travel to Cassoday, Kansas to photograph the Cassoday Bike Run. You’ll be a photojournalist for the day – someone who photographs, edits and displays images to tell a visual story.

If you want to carpool with other students, you will need to meet at CityArts and be on the road by 6:30 a.m. If you choose not to carpool, meet in Cassoday at 7:30 a.m. across the street from the post office at Main & Kansas Street ready to shoot.

Breakfast will be available for purchase at the Cassoday Café after class.


Monday, August 7  /  5:30-8:30 p.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $30

In this one-night refresher class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about anything you’ve learned in the photography program that you aren’t clear on, such as white balance, custom white balance, focus lock, metering, exposure, compensation, flash photography, lens and equipment choices, tripods — virtually any topic concerning the DSLR that you wish to bring up. This is a discussion formatted class.


Monday, July 17  /  5:30-8:30 p.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $30
Monday, August 14  /  5:30-8:30 p.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $30

Finding and expressing our vision involves having our work critiqued in order to know where we are as photographers and artists and how others respond to our images. This is the quickest way to improve your work. This class asks you to bring your images on a flash drive for constructive classroom critique. Bring 10 photos and order them of importance you wish to have them critiqued. Learn from your images and your fellow classmates.


Monday, July 24  /  5:30-8:30 p.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $30
Monday, August 21  /  5:30-8:30 p.m.  /  D. Robertson  /  $30

If you struggle with correctly using your external flash unit, this interactive flash clinic is for you. Along with manual flash we will cover the different flash modes as well as the technique of fill-in flash. You will work with the instructor to perfect exposure of your flash shots both indoors and outdoors. Please bring your external flash unit, flash manual, camera and flash bracket if you own one.

Level 5 Photography Competition

For photography students who have completed all levels of the CityArts photography program, now is your chance to show off your skills. After every session, CityArts offers a juried student photography show for those who have completed all five levels of photography classes.

The next competition will be Friday, July 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CityArts, 334 N. Mead.