OVERVIEW Spring 2020 FEBRUARY 25 - MAY 28, 2020
(Northeastern Pennsylvania)

This course is for alumni who would like to further develop the visual skills they gained during an earlier SFC photography class. The course will focus on projects that cultivate each student’s proficiency in using the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign).

Born out of a desire to keep growing as artists and photographers, this course will be a way of using SFC foundations to explore individual creative pursuits.


Instructor - Jenn Lema

SFC Volunteer Outreach Advisor Jennifer Lema moved to Wilkes-Barre to join the talented group of architects and designers at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson after graduating from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue School of Architecture (RPI). She grew up in New York City, where she explored art and design through creative youth development programs and taught summer design studios to high school students. Jennifer’s passion and background in architecture has been the scaffold for continuing her work on creative projects and her years as a student, volunteer and teacher have deepened her belief in the positive impacts of a design education.

SCHEDULE (Spring Class February 25 - May 26, 2020)

  • Classes meet every Tuesday and Thursday (except on holidays) from 6:30pm - 9:00pm Attendance is mandatory.

  • Field trip activities and shooting expeditions are optional - TBA

  • Student Exhibition - TBA



T.W. Shoemaker ART
312 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, Pa 18644

Luzerne County Transit Authority (LCTA) bus #11 stop is approximately 100 yards away at 8th St. and Wyoming Avenue

LCTA Schedules (link)

REGIONAL DATA from 2018 (Wilkes-Barre, Pa)

Population  41,108
Median Household Income  $30,945 (-1.33% decline)
Median Property Value  $77,700
Poverty Rate  28.9%

SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS (Northeast Pennsylvannia Class)

Full                  family* income less than 30k             Tuition: Free

Mid-Level        family* income less than 75k             Tuition: $250

Partial             family* income more than 75k          Tuition: $500


A *family is considered an average of four people. To determine your scholarship level (1) calculate your family's annual income (add the total amount of money your family made last year), (2) divide it by the number of people in your household, (3) multiply that amount by four. (4) The result is your average family income and that number can be used to determine what level scholarship you will receive if you are accepted into the program.

Example of a Mid-Level Scholarship for NEPa: (1) $60,000 family annual income, (2) divided by five people in a house equals $ 12,000, (3) times four equals (4) $48,000 average *family income. 


1.  Please fill out the Scholarship Application Form below.  All fields are required unless marked optional.

2.  Please be sure to calculate and select the appropriate scholarship level when completing Section Two.

3.  When finished, click the 'submit' button at the bottom - an automated message will appear on your screen to verify we have received your form and provide a link to print the Student Waiver.  Please read, print, sign, and mail the waiver back in order to complete the application process.

4.  Once your signed Student Waiver is received we will review your entire application.  Please note: applications with out a signed waiver will not be reviewed and all submissions are considered on a first come, first serve basis.

SFC Application Form - DESIGN Spring 2020

Section 1 - Contact & Personal information
Name *
Address *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Date of birth. *
Date of birth.
Please use the pull down to select one.
Please ensure you list three of each. Your answers may or may not have anything to do with photography - what you are good at, and in which areas would you like to grow and improve?
For example: medications, food allergies, medical conditions, I.E.P. - Individualized Education Plan, etc. If so please indicate. If you answered "no", please enter NONE.
A character reference, also known as a personal reference, is a recommendation provided by someone who knows you outside of your family. Rather than speaking to your artistic talents or technical photography skills, personal references help SFC get a better sense of to your character and growth potential. This person should know you well enough to feel comfortable talking about your personality strengths and people skills. Examples include your teacher, school counselor, mentor, coach, or an employer. NOT A FAMILY MEMBER. Example John Doe, Teacher, (570) 555-5555 (Name , relationship to scholarship application, & phone number).
Section 2 - Scholarship Information - (OPTIONAL)
Questions 2a - 2c below are optional - if it helps, use them to calculate what level scholarship you qualify for if you are accepted in to the program.
(The total amount of money earned by everyone in your household as reflected on your most recent U.S. Federal Income Tax Form)
(How many family members living in your house are supported by this income?)
Example A: 2a.) $24,000 2b.) 6 people $24,000/6 = $4,000 $4,000 x 4 = $16,000 (Full Scholarship) Example B: 2a.) $30,000 2b.) 3 people $30,000/3 = $10,000 $10,000 x 4 = $40,000 (Mid Level Scholarship) Example C: 2a.) $60,000 2b.) 3 people $60,000/3 = $20,000 $20,000 x 4 = $80,000 (Partial Scholarship)
REQUIRED - Please select your scholarship level *
(Use the number you calculated from 2c and check the appropriate option below)
(Optional) If you are interested in sharing the remaining cost of the classes, please state the amount you would like to contribute.
Please Note: No additional financial information is needed at this time, however, to maintain the integrity of scholarship program you may be asked to submit a copy of your recently filed U.S. federal income tax return (Form 1040) as a condition of the final selection process. This tax return will be used for evaluation purposes only, and its contents will remain confidential. If you are self-employed, a Schedule C or Schedule K-1 form must be submitted along with the first two pages of your 1040.
Section 3 - Submit your Registration Form
Please click on the 'SUBMIT' button bellow to complete the form. An automated message will appear on screen to verify that all the required fields are complete and we received your information.