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Lunch and Learn: Photography with Drew Kirk – April 19th or April 20th

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this dynamic two-hour photography session, participants will delve into the depths of the art of photography, exploring both technical skills and creative expression. This course is designed for beginners and enthusiasts eager to unlock the full potential of their camera and unleash their artistic vision.

Throughout the session, participants will learn fundamental principles of composition, lighting, and framing, gaining a deeper understanding of how to capture captivating images that tell a story and evoke emotion. From mastering the rule of thirds to harnessing the power of natural and artificial light, participants will acquire practical techniques to elevate their photography to new heights.

Beyond technical proficiency, this course emphasizes the importance of creativity and individual style. Through interactive exercises and hands-on practice, participants will learn how to infuse their photographs with personality and meaning, discovering their unique voice as visual storytellers.  Join us and unlock the artistry within your lens.

Choose from Friday, April 19th or Saturday, April 20th.

*Please bring you camera

*Please RSVP with the Book Online button below!*



April 19
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
(615) 822-0789


Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, 37075 United States
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Kaylin Warden

External Affairs Coordinator

Kaylin Warden joined the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center staff in 2024 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this post, she organizes special off-site events and manages the organization’s external communications. She also works with the development department by updating the MACC’s customer relations database, and she assists the executive director in setting up exhibitions. Above all else, Kaylin is passionate about the arts. It comes as no surprise, then, that she is now pursuing a master’s degree in art history. When she’s not at the MACC, you can find her reading her favorite books (especially ones dealing with maritime mysteries), cooking, gardening, playing with her cat and two dogs, and cheering for the Nashville Predators.

Ruth Chase

Regional Arts Director
Ruth Chase is the Regional Arts Director of Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, joining the team in 2023. For Ruth, the job is all about community, bringing people together to uplift and educate artists and art lovers alike. Her role at Monthaven is to strengthen the local artist community and build connections that will enrich Hendersonville and our surrounding communities through art exhibitions, art education, and opportunities for regional artists.
Prior to joining Monthaven, Ruth worked in the arts for over 30 years and is a multimedia artist and graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artistic practice is inquiry-based and engages in community bridge-building. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, curated and juried exhibitions, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum.
Ruth was awarded an Artist-in-Residence for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for three consecutive years. Her film Belonging screened at both the 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival and Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She has received the Legendary Female Artist of Venice award, and she has exhibited in The Crocker Kingsley, the Museum of Northern California Art, and the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. Ruth also continues her work as a Curatorial Consultant and Art director for the Californian Indigenous Research Project, where she has worked with the local tribe since 2018.