12 & up Self Portraiture Class Tuesday, March 2 4:00 - 5:30 pm MST
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Join us for an online, hands-on exploration of how to create amazing portraits of yourself.
The Selfie vs The Self-Portrait
Let's explore what distinguishes a selfie from a self portrait. How can we create a self portrait with intention?
Principles of Composition and Light
An exploration of the principles of composition and light and how we can use these tools to create more visually interesting self portraits. Explore various types of light and how they can enhance the mood and tone of your portrait.
Mirror Portraits & Reflections
We'll explore how using props like a mirror can enhance the visual narrative of your self portrait. We'll also discuss how your setting can compliment your story.
** Please note a minimum of 4 students is required to run the course! Invite your friends to join!!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do kids require a camera for this course?
Participants are encouraged to have access to a digital camera for this course. However, a smartphone can be used if that's not possible.
2. Is there any online interaction between students and the instructor?
Yes, this is an interactive Zoom course. Kids will be encouraged to dialogue with the instructor and their course peers.
3. What will kids learn?
One of the main purposes of this class is to start photographing with intention. It's not about just throwing up the camera in front of yourself with an outstretched arm and clicking the shutter. It's about making intentional choices to enhance the visual narrative of how kids can view themselves in this world.
This course is definitely about experimenting and being brave to try new things with their picture-taking. They will build on their current photography skills to learn different techniques to bring a different feel to their images.
4. What is the ideal age for this course?
This course is designed for kids ages 12 and up.
5. Are there any prerequisites for this class?
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Diana Nazareth is a professional photographer, teaching artist, and founder of Project Kids & Cameras. Her photography programs are informed by an extensive study of key progressive methods such a Literacy Through Photography, PhotoVoice and Visual Thinking Strategies. She designs and facilitates photography workshops for schools, community art centres, libraries, and local arts organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and has taught over 2000 kids and adults since 2014. She is an advocate for practicing photography as a catalyst for self-expression, mindfulness, creativity and critical thinking. She received her B.A. in Communications/Photojournalism from Temple University, and her Teaching Artist Certification from The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA. .