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.
This weekly drawing group offers time and space for individuals who wish to continue to hone their drawing skills in an independent environment. Participants work indoors in the light-filled Benenson Visitors Center and gallery or outdoors in the landscape of The Fields sculpture park.
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
Playgroup meets on September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1.
Join us on Saturday mornings for this popular workshop for young artists ages 5 - 12! Based on a weekly theme and inspired by artworks in The Fields, Architecture, and the Visitors Center Gallery, each workshop includes an outdoor adventure and a hands-on artmaking activity. Led by teaching artists, children are divided into two groups by age and participate in developmentally appropriate projects that encourage curiosity, experimentation, and creative thinking through a variety of materials and experiences.