Community Workshops

Amherst Media works to provide a variety of workshops for the community and for our members.

Got a workshop you'd like to see taught at Amherst Media? Fill out this form and we'll see what we can do for you.

Direct questions to or (413) 259-3300.



Thursday, April 25th, 6 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

Basics of Graphic Design

Teacher: Director of Programming, Faith Gregory

Do you run a small business or non-profit but don’t know the first clue about graphic design? Do you want to learn to create stunning and platform specific advertisements in minutes? Then this is the course for you! Learn to use free online design platforms like adobe spark and canva to create easy and eye catching advertisements for you and your business. Bring your laptop! 

Max class size is 10. Payment required for registration. Non-attendance does not guarantee refund.

Register HERE by April 23rd.

$35 non-members / $20 members



Wednesday, May 8th, 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module - Beyond the Basics

Teacher: Bob Solosko

Adobe Lightroom provides a powerful set of advanced photo editing tools for global adjustments and local retouching. The Basic panel in the Lightroom Develop Module, which was covered in the Introduction to Lightroom workshop, has tools for adjusting the color balance, exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, and saturation of an image. The Develop Module offers additional panels as well. These include tools for adjusting an image’s tone balance and individual colors, adding color, sharpening images, and correcting lens distortion. In this Beyond the Basics workshop, we will explore these additional image processing tools. We will also consider the special case of processing images of people to enhance eyes and reduce blemishes. And we’ll show how to make a photo of a gray day into a photo of beautiful sunset.

Please bring a laptop or tablet computer with Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6, or Lightroom Classic CC installed. “Lightroom CC”, which is a different program than “Lightroom Classic CC,” is a cloud-based version of Lightroom and will not be covered in this workshop.

Max class size is 15. Payment required for registration. Non-attendance does not quarantee refund.

Register HERE by May 6th.

$55 non-members / $40 members

Bob Solosko started in photography 60 years ago when, as a young teenager, a relative gave him his old camera and when he learned darkroom techniques - he’s been an active photographer ever since. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries, banks and hospitals in Western Massachusetts and are in a number of private collections. In April 2018 he was featured in the Art Maker column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. He’s an Adobe Lightroom Certified Expert and he teaches photography, camera handling, and Lightroom and Photoshop.