Making the Personal Resonate – P04W03-20

Date: Jun 22 - 26, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Betsy Schneider

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$1,155 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition.  Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Call upon the most meaningful and accessible inspiration for this workshop that encourages you to consider your life experiences as fodder for photographic expression. Explore how to best use personal experience and relationships in ways that permit your photography to resonate with a broader audience and tap the cultural zeitgeist. In our online space, we explore the expressive and aesthetic potential of color, students discover the most effective tools and approaches for their passion, ideas, skill sets and personal stories. Each day we look at artists who have converted both extraordinary and everyday personal experiences into meaningful art. We photograph, discuss and work one-on-one. Students participate in slide lectures, short readings, personal writings, group and individual discussions.


Digital Photography and basic computer skills are necessary as well as the ability to edit and download images using an editing software.


Betsy Schneider is a photographer and filmmaker who explores and documents transformations of individuals and families over time and place. She holds an M.F.A. from Mills College and is a Guggenheim Fellow. She is Associate Professor at Arizona State and over the past two years has been a visiting faculty member at MassArt and Harvard.

Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM.

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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