• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Interdisciplinary

This course investigates the intersection of contemporary photography with sculpture, print, painting, drawings and new media. Since Conceptual Photography, artists have been challenging the ideas and implications of the image, pushing the boundaries of what can be considered a photograph. The inherent qualities of the medium will be explored in this class as it brings together a group of stylistically diverse but similarly innovative artists. Students are guided through technical demonstrations to alter photographs including paper folding, cutting, embroidery, surface treatments and digital interventions. Beginning with the waning days of conceptual art, this class presents a wide variety of artists including Matthew Brandt, Marco Breuer, Alison Rossiter, Letha Wilson, Sigmar Polke, Julie Cockburn, Jessica Eaton, and Gerhard Richter— all of which have reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and subject in the both analogue and digital photography.

Tuition: $290 + Materials fee: $70 = $360

Notes: Some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are an asset. The Lab/Materials fee covers printing costs.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
469Jessica ThalmannMay 10, 2018 to June 14, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
6-week courses$360.00

What you will learn

  • A variety of paper folding and surface manipulation techniques
  • How to think beyond the 2D surface of photograph using unusual materials such as thread, objects, wood etc...
  • How to create series based on self-directed/structural projects in photography
  • Exposure to installation, sculpture and painting as a means to activate photographs
  • Tactics and strategies preparing work for exhibition
  • Learning historical and contemporary artists working in experimental photography

Materials to Bring

  • PVA Acid-free glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler with cork backing
  • Exacto knife (scalpel) with extra blades
  • Bone Folder (small)
  • Cutting matte
  • Acid free white artist tape (Proartist, get ½ inch if possible)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Needles
  • Pencil
  • Photographs, slides, negatives, clippings from magazines or newspapers, archival family albums or any kind of images you want to work with over the next weeks.