12 & up Self Portraiture Class Thursday at 5:30 - 7:00 pm MST January 14 - February 18
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Join us for a super fun online (and hands-on) exploration of how to create amazing portraits of yourself.
Session 1: 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? A brief history of the self portrait as explored through the work of iconic 20th century photographers.
Session 2: 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.
Session 3: Mirror Portraits & Reflections
In this session we'll explore how using props like a mirror can enhance the visual narrative of your self portrait. Also, learn how your setting can compliment your story.
Session 4: Portrait Hacks
We'll get our DIY hats on here! We'll explore how to use materials of all sorts to create compelling self portraits. Make your own gear and set your own scenarios for awesome image-making!
Session 5: Diptychs
We'll learn how two photos when placed side by side can tell a story. We'll have a closer look at abstract photography, and explore how to make self portraits without showing our faces.
Session 6: Show & Share
We'll dedicate this last session to showing and sharing our final self-portrait assignments. We'll explore the creative concepts of experimentation, visual representation, and artistic process.
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. .