Elizabeth Opalenik


Cuba!! 2022/2023

I began teaching in Cuba, 2013, with the SFW and continued for many years. We focused on Dance and the Women of Cuba. They all stole my heart. When the pandemic began I was days away from teaching a photographic tour starting in Havana with a group of Leica photographers. As soon as that...

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The Human Form: Exploring the Sensual Image. April 27-30, 2023 San Francisco Bay Area Details

Details Santa Fe Workshops

Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject. The intent of this workshop, led by fine-art photographer Elizabeth Opalenik, is to...

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Learning to embrace yourself and dream.

I have been a photographic artist and educator for over 40 years. I am now looking back at years of wonderful students that enriched my life, but also looking forward to some me time to continue my work in carbon and mordançage. Many workshops may never be run again. I've gone from teaching on...


Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty October 5-7 SOLD OUT. ADDED October 10-12, 2023, Australia

Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty

Details through Gold Street Studios, Australia

Details Please email me for details on private classes in Oakland...

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The Sensual Image, San Miguel de Allende Sept 2023

Details through SFW Coming soon

Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject, and San Miguel de Allende, with its inspiring colonial charm, provides an inviting backdrop to explore the sensual qualities of the human form while expressing...


Movement and Dance 2023 Oakland CA

Movement and Dance 2 day workshops

Oakland, CA

As a child I always wanted to be a dancer. Today, I live through the beauty and grace of the many different dancers that I have come to know. Join me in this special workshop of photographing dancers as they move through a studio or...