What Does it Mean? Viewing, Understanding…and Making Photographic Images

June 27, 2011
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Julia's Gallery for Young Artists at the Farnsworth
This six-week classwill provide middle-school age students with a framework for viewing and understanding photographic images. Through viewing photographs of artists, anthropologists, scientists, and documentarians, we will discuss the common practice of looking. We will view and develop an understanding of subjects including the relation of history, culture, and society to the photographic image within various genres. Each participant will be encouraged to participate in how s/he relates to ever-present imagery surrounding us. In each class, the group will venture out to make their own photographs using the day’s topic and discussion as a spring board. Participants will have access to a media lab and use of iMacs, digital cameras, and software such as Photoshop.
The images students create during class will be showcased at the end of the class.
Instructor Deanna Witman is an artist-educator with more than ten years of teaching in the arts who enjoys integrating various art media and the natural world into the classes she leads. She has an M.F.A. in Photography from Maine Media College.

Location: Julia’s Gallery, on the corner of Union and Elm Streets in Rockland
Level: beginner to advanced, students ages 12 to 14 years old
Class size limited to 10 participants
Cost: free of charge
Registration: please email kjackson@farnsworthmusem.org for application – deadline June 15th

Deanna Witman, untitled, 2006, black & white toned silver halide print
Deanna Witman, untitled, 2006, black & white toned silver halide print
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