Perceiving the natural world through the lens of a camera is a personal and contemplative process. This workshop inspires and empowers students to explore their relationship with nature. Surrounding landscapes are used to create works through personal approaches: constructed imagery; staged photographs; performance documentation; mixed media-based imagery; straightforward photography; or any combination of image-based work.
Media & Techniques:
Students use digital cameras, a digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and digital printmaking techniques.
Daily outings offer reflection and the opportunity to build images in the landscape while honing skills and concepts. Each student works individually with faculty to refine and expand the work’s message and vision. Classroom sessions include presentations on pertinent artists, image development, editing, critiques and printing opportunities.
Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison explore the triangular relationship of humans, technology and nature. They combine sculpture, painting, set design, performance, photography and implied narrative to create constructed, dreamlike images. Their works are currently included in Festival La Gacilly/Baden Photo, Baden, Austria. Past exhibitions include Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, Lille 3000, Lille, France, and Wall at WAM, Worcester, MA. They are represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago.
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