ideaLAB Maker in Residence

The SM Energy ideaLAB will be hosting our first Maker in Residence of 2018 - John Lake!

John will begin his Residency on February 20, and he will regularly be working in ideaLAB Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons through March. During that time he plans to take portraits of visitors to the library, host two Photoshop workshops, and work on an art book with a working title of DPL Portrait Project.

In his own words:

“I am a Denver based photographer, artist, and educator. I work with digital and film photography, as well as archival and found images. My artistic work often takes the form of photographs and books, but through experimentation and play, it finds new and different forms. I enjoy utilizing Do-It-Yourself techniques to create unique installations and representations of photographs. I want to share the ideas and tools of photography with others and also utilize the functions of photography to meet and bring people together.“


Stop by ideaLAB and visit John at these events:

Maker in Residence First Day/DPL Photographer’s Guild Meetup
Tuesday, February 20, 6 PM - 8 PM
John will have a pop-up portrait studio set up outside of ideaLAB, so stop by to have your picture taken!

Photoshop: Retouch Old Photos
Saturday, March 3, 2 PM - 4 PM
Preserve old photographs, film negatives, or slides by making them digital! You will learn how to use Photoshop to remove creases and dust; adjust lighting and color; and add hand-painted color effects to black and white images.

Photoshop: Make a Photo Collage
Saturday, March 17, 2 PM - 4 PM
You can use Photoshop for so much more than just touching up photos, and in this class you'll learn how to create your own digital art piece with Photoshop.


Want to know more about the ideaLAB Maker-in-Residence or apply for your project?
Read our earlier post to learn more. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

Written by Ashley on February 14, 2018