Photo Editing For Artists – Marisa Vitiello

Marisa Vitiello is an artist, designer, and educational consultant. As an artist, she has collaborated with Degenerate Art Ensemble to make costumes for a performance of Philip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, commissioned by Robert Wilson. She has also been the lead artist on projects receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, and Environmental Justice Network in Action (a program of Seattle Public Utilities). As an educational consultant, she has overseen multiple local and international media collaborations for the Adobe Youth Voices program. She was the Instructional Designer for Pomegranate Center’s Fellow’s Program, making it possible to teach Urban Planners and Architects how to build gathering spaces with communities. She has designed three books for the Giraffe Heroes Project, an organization that honors people who stick their necks out for common good. She has also worked as an arts administrator, directing programs that engage public school students in creating public art works. Her focus is on civic engagement, art making, and getting good stuff done.
10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Gage Georgetown
All Levels

Laptop computer with Gimp and Photoshop installed:

Gimp is free and can be downloaded at
A free trial of Photoshop is available at
Mouse (optional)
Bring photos of your art to process

Photographs are much more than a sketching device for a painter. They have reframed the way we see reality and the way we receive visual information. But this influential relationship works both ways as many painters today practice what Gerhard Richter called a “photography by other means.” Geared primarily toward painters, this class will examine how painting and photography influenced each other throughout history. We will study historical examples and integrate this knowledge into our practice through hands on projects.