Arts Labs for Teens / Photo in the Expanded Field
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
In an era where image making has become less tactile, this camp will explore alternative photographic processes that welcome back the presence of the hand. Students will blend digital image making with traditional photographic processes and learn how to make digital negatives, pinhole cameras, cyanotype prints and photograms. They will see images appear before their eyes in a camera obscura, and experiment printing on a variety of surfaces including cloth, plant material, and paper. They will learn the history, and science of a photograph and develop an understanding of issues in contemporary photography. Materials included in tuition fee. Students may bring their own digital camera or smart phone (optional).
Caroline Valites was raised in Stratford Connecticut. She received her B.F.A at the University of New Haven in 2005, where she studied biology and fine arts with a focus in photography. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. As a photographer and installation artist, she is inspired by physical phenomenon and uses her background in science to work with materials such as light, sound, and magnetism. Caroline has exhibited her work nationally and is published in Photographer’s Forum Magazine. She has also been awarded a grant from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Arts council.
NO CLASS SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Gather in the Newmark Gallery on Thursday evenings April 18 - June 6 to sketch, draw, and render from a live male or female nude model. Open to artists of all skill levels ages 16+, each two-hour sessions is self-guided and intended to provide time and space for members of our local community to share in the exploration of this traditional art practice.