Registration is now full.

The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to continue F/STOP, a photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology. Each workshop includes: lessons on the elements of art, principals of design, composition, and lighting; facilitated discussions; a photographic field expedition/field trip; and guidance on presenting the artwork created in the program. Images from all the workshops will be included in an exhibition at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery in late spring 2018.

Anyone with an interest in photography is encouraged to attend. No prior experience with photography is required and iPod cameras are provided for anyone who does not have a digital camera.

Classes will be held in Mariposa and Greeley Hill. The Mariposa classes will be held in the Mariposa Room at Human Services (5362 Lemee Lane, Mariposa, CA 95338) from  2:30 – 4:00  pm on the following dates:

  • Workshop 1: December 1, 8, 15 (field trip day), January 5, and 12
  • Workshop 2: February 2, 9, 16 (field trip day), 23, and March 2 (Class full, waiting list only) 
  • Workshop 3: March 9, 16, 23 (field trip day), 30, and April 13

    Greeley Hill’s Workshop:
    February 20, 27, March 6 (field trip day), 13, and 20
    Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 4:00pm instructed by Cara Goger. Location TBD.

Registration is required but the workshops are offered free of charge and the Arts Council provides all the necessary equipment.

Registration is now full, please call the Arts Council at (209) 966-3155 or email phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org if you would like to be added to the F/STOP newsletter for next year’s courses.

Generous support for this program comes from the County of Mariposa, the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Photo by 2016 F/STOP Participant Sharon Coolidge

Past F/STOP Programs

2016 – 2017


F/STOP Returning Participants’ Movie Slideshows

Generous support for this program comes from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program and the Central Valley Community Foundation’s Arts and Culture program.