Workshop: Using a Camera to Tell Your Story
Tuesdays, April 13, 20,27, May 4,11,18
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Ages Grades 6-8
6 Student Limit
Instructor: Anne Carpenter
“Each one of us has a story to tell, and the power of imagery can not only tell it in a vibrant way that reflects each individual’s truth, but it is also an insightful tool to connect with our emotions, our story, ourselves and ultimately our surroundings in a way that is unique and undeniable.” (from the 100Cameras “Where You Are” curriculum)
The past year has been one of the most challenging our children have lived through. What a perfect time to equip them with another way to express what they see in the world around them and how they feel about it. This class will give children the opportunity to pair a tangible tool they already have available to them (camera/phone) with the ever-developing tool of personal perspective. While learning basic photography skills, students will be examining the details of their immediate environment more closely through the lens and learning to connect that with their own stories. Students will also experiment with editing.
Material: digital camera of any kind (but preferable a smart phone or tablet) and a gmail account. Pen and notebook will be provided.
Teacher: Anne Carpenter.
Anne Carpenter is a longtime Ossining resident whose passion for art brought her to Bethany where she pursues her love of photography and music.
Artist Talk and Slideshow Oct 6th @ 6pm via Facebook LIVE:
Photographer, Julia Forrest will discuss her work, her inspirations, and her tools, including her camera, mirrors, and props.
During her second residency at Bethany, Julia will photograph the local landscape to create illusions with mirrors and forced perspective. In the studio, she will be using her own compact, self-built darkroom to develop her negatives by hand.
About the Artist
Julia Forrest is a Brooklyn based artist. She works strictly in film and prints in a darkroom she built within her apartment. Her own art has always been her top priority in life and in this digital world, she will continue to work with old processing. Anything can simply be done in photoshop, she prefers to take the camera, a tool of showing reality, and experiment with what she can do in front of the lens.
Julia is currently working as a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Museum, USDAN Art Center, and Abrons Art Center. As an instructor, she thinks it is important to understand that a person can constantly stretch and push the boundaries of their ideas with whatever medium of art they choose. Her goal is for her audience to not only enjoy learning about photography, but to see the world in an entirely new way and continue to develop a future interest in the arts.
Bethany Arts Community’s residency programs are made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government