It only seems fitting to use the classroom as it was intended - as a classroom. Red Bench™ Studios will be hosting weekly art classes, beginning on January 3rd, 2019, taught by James Menzel-Joseph. Classes range from beginner to advanced, pencil sketching to oil, acrylic and watercolor painting. Our selection of skilled models offer a diversity of genres, including nudes, draped and posed with props.
Our studio is full of natural light, making it the perfect location for photography shoots. If you are just starting out and want to learn how to use your camera, or if you are a professional photographer with years of experience, or anywhere in between, we offer something for everyone.
At Red Bench, we have built a reputation over the past couple of years, hosting unique monthly workshops with international award-winning photographer/instructor, John T. Keehn. Our professional models are experienced, and offer a great deal of posing choices. The ratio of photographers:models is small, making the sessions personalized. We will be using the classroom as a photo-shoot setup, as well as other areas around the historic building and the old mining town of Jerome, AZ. You will come away with prize-winning photos.
Lighting, Beginner Camera and Advanced Photo classes are available, taught by skilled photographers, such as Karl F. Mullings, who has experience photographing celebrities.
Is modeling your goal? We will be hosting Modeling Basics classes too, taught by one of the most sought-after models in Phoenix, Violet Pixie. Learn the basics - makeup techniques, what to wear for your body type, beginner poses and how to prepare in advance for a modeling gig.
Classes and workshops are set up as Events on Facebook, where detailed information will be available, including how to sign up, what the fees are and what they include, and do not include.
So, if you are interested in art, modeling and/or photography, we are the place for you!
Are you an Art Teacher, Model or Photo Instructor? We are always looking for new classes to offer the community. Please email us your ideas and we’ll see if you’re a good fit for our classroom. Models - if you are interested in modeling for our art classes, please send us an email.
Photographers - our studio is available for your private photo shoots, by the hour or by the day, up to 8 hours. Whatever your needs are, our studio provides a one-of-a-kind, unique atmosphere.
OUR ANNIVERSARY - As we quickly approach our 3rd year in Jerome, Arizona, it warms my heart to announce all the wonderful changes that have occurred during the past 2 years and 10 months at Red Bench Photo Photo Studio & Art Gallery.
OUR MONTHLY PHOTO WORKSHOPS have been a huge success, attracting photographers from southern, central and northern Arizona. It delights us to meet diverse photographers from as far as Tucson, Phoenix & the Valley, and even Bisbee, as well as cities all over Northern Arizona.
Red Bench's selection of models continues to grow. Their professionalism adds to our progressive reputation as the go-to place for inspiring artistic photographic opportunities.
The next Photo Workshop is scheduled for October 6th, 2018, at the historic Gold King Mine in Jerome, AZ. Our muse du jour is the lovely Chavaya. For signup info, click HERE.
OUR MONTHLY ART SHOWS have expanded to include not only photography, but collage art, mural paintings, canvas art, ceramics and natural materials, paired with live music. Our mission continues to explore undiscovered, out-of-the-box artwork by new artists, giving them an outlet to display their one-of-a-kind flavor of art. Stop by and meet our September artist, Henry, coming all the way from Seattle, WA. Henry will be painting a mural, live at his art show on Saturday, September 22nd, from 4 - 8:00 p.m., with live music by local alternative folk singer/songwriter, Rosemary Tracy.
If you are interested in being one of our featured artists, please contact us.
LET'S DANCE! That's right, Red Bench Studio is now hosting weekly dance classes on Tuesday evenings. This is a community dance of exploratory, intuitive, conscious movement in a heart-centered space. You can find out more on the Facebook Event Page.
BIG NEWS - We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Old Skool Entertainment in promoting music & party events, starting with our kickoff on October 20th, 2018, @ The Courtz with EXORCIZM, just in time for Halloween. DJ's will be announced soon and tickets are now on sale - scoop them up before the pre-sale is over: BUY TICKETS HERE
OUR STUDIO IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOOTS - We have offered this to photographers in the past and are continuing this service during the next coming year as well. We offer a unique space, including plenty of props, backdrops and a wall full of huge old-school windows with abundant natural lighting. All you have to bring is your camera, memory card, lights (if you prefer) and your model or subjects.
Red Bench Photo Studio has been used for boudoir shoots, family portraits, high school senior photos, engagement photos, Mother's Day sessions, artistic photography shoots and professional head-shots. Our studio also offers the perfect backdrop for Christmas photos, baby shower announcements, wedding photography and anything else you may need. Photographers - book our studio now. Our calendar is filling up quickly for the holidays.
WE LOVE GETTING CREATIVE - Have an idea for our studio? Don't be shy, let us know. We have hosted Kundalini workshops, private dinners and new moon gatherings in our studio.
Do you have a small, hourly weekly/monthly meeting in the Jerome area and need a comfortable, private space to conduct them in? We can provide that, during certain days/times of the week, on a continuing basis for a nominal fee.
Intimate Music Recitals with a maximum number of attendees of 25 people are absolutely doable in our studio. We have a small stage-like set up with a backdrop and outlets for amplifiers and equipment.
Pitch your idea to us, we'd love to hear from you.
Thank you for your amazing continued support and encouragement during these past almost two years. We look forward to a prosperous, abundant and community-service filled 3rd year in Jerome.
Boudoir Mini-Sessions: Sign up today to reserve your spot. July 14th, first session begins at 9:00 a.m. Packages start at $250. Call: 928-440-5101 to set your appointment.
This is a great way to surprise your significant other with unique one-of-a-kind boudoir photos for Valentine's Day, Christmas, an Anniversary, Birthday or any occasion.
Our Model Lineup (So Far)
With so many Arizona photography events, what makes ours stand out from the rest?
Our expert instructors include:
Look at Our Website: There is a ton of information on our website. The entire detailed weekend itinerary, instructors' bios and website links, logistics and important info, samples of past monthly workshops and an easy registration process. Click here: WEBSITE
Thank you for your interest in Red Bench™ Photo Studio's First Annual Weekend Workshop. We look forward to seeing you there!
What is Red Bench™?
When asked of the owner recently in an interview: “Well, it’s a combination of things – it’s a photography studio, website design & social media marketing business, and the writing studio of Zushka Biros. But there’s more…”
Red Bench™ is the new kid on the block, appropriately for a former high school. "We're new here, but we're not new to the area, or to website design, social media marketing, modeling, photography and just about anything that feels good and works in creative expression in business."
My name is Sue Gregory and I am the owner of Red Bench™ Media, LLC. Eleven months ago I landed in Jerome, not quite sure what I was going to be creating. I rented a studio at the Jerome Art Center (the old Jerome High School) with the intent of using it as my office and writing studio. Red Bench™ Websites was open for business immediately.
Within days I noticed the natural light pouring through the large wall of windows. Making a short video of the nearly-empty classroom, including large blackboards on two of the walls, old hardwood floors and lots of space, I sent it to my photographers, whom I’ve been modeling for, for the past 4 years.
Almost immediately the photographers started coming up to the studio with their cameras. Weekly Photo Shoots were scheduled, and then the formation of monthly Photo Workshops emerged. So far, Red Bench™ has hosted 6 successful workshops, each one becoming more creative than the last and momentum is building. Photographers from all over the state have participated and there is now a waiting list of professional models. Photographers have booked the studio for private shoots with their models as well. Now the studio is full of props, including a stage and changing area, making it one of the most sought-after, unique, one-of-a-kind photo studios in the area.
This past summer, Red Bench™ Websites created the Jerome Art Center’s first ever website and social media. Blogs and posts have generated more foot-traffic through the buildings at the old high school, encouraging local support of its artists who occupy the spaces. “Artist of the Month” features one of the artists each month on the Jerome Art Center’s Home Page, and blogs emphasize what’s new, events and available rentals. We have put the Jerome Art Center on the map, so to speak.
The Jerome First Saturday Art Walk enlisted our talents during the springtime for promotional videos for Facebook. This is where the fun began. Each month statistics showed more and more people attending the Art Walk. When asked at our studio how people heard about the Art Walk, every one said “Facebook,” some mentioning the promo videos specifically, which brings me to another facet of Red Bench™. Keeping the studio open during the Art Walks, Red Bench™ became the social gathering spot for those visiting the Jerome Art Center. Free “Starving Artist Soup” and wine were offered to anyone stepping through the door, music played and a comfortable seating area on couches was made available, where conversations flowed into the evening.
The Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival hired our social media talents as well, and hosted a book signing event for Zushka Biros during the busiest day of the film fair. Being that Zushka’s writing studio is also located in the Red Bench™ studio, it made the book signing special, winding down her summer-long Book Signing Tour in Jerome.
What’s coming up this fall and winter at Red Bench™?
The studio will transform into a Photo Gallery (Red Bench™ Gallery) beginning with Karl Mullings of KFM Designs out of Flagstaff. Each month another photographer will be featured, along with an Art Opening during the First Saturday Art Walks, including food, wine and live music. The gallery is booked through the end of February with photographers from around the state, each one showing their specific style of photographs, matted and ready for sale.
Live music performances are in the works, as well as monthly Belly Dance and Kundalini Workshops and Modeling Classes. You can check out our calendar of events on redbenchwebsites.com, and redbenchphotography.weebly.com. Don’t forget to take a look at Zushka’s latest book, The Secret Butterfly Trail (as recently mentioned on NPR), and find her at one of her upcoming book signings at zushkabiros.com.
The space is available for events, meetings and classes. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at the First Saturday Art Walk on October 7th! Come for a visit, or just stand back and watch us grow!
"In addition to our Red Bench Photography Studio, which features an abundance of natural light, we also know so many other photographically-rich places in Jerome that will help you, the photographer or artist, produce eye catching, engaging and hopefully prize winning images. This is what we have to offer." - Sue Gregory, Owner
Jerome is full of interesting buildings and locations for photo shoots. When you book your next studio rental, or sign up for one of our monthly workshops, ask us about the area. Our expert photographer can guide you to all the hidden gems of Jerome.
Red Bench Photography
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