Photography & Media Teachers Workshop

Reinvigorate your art education practice

This is a 'jump start' workshop for all who need to explore the questions, fears, and hopes that photo, art, and media educators share. The course is designed for working high school and college educators and those about to embark on a teaching career. 

The week has a flexible program of presentations, discussions, and exercises that focus on the art of critique; how to give assignments; how to utilize teaching philosophies and methods; how to structure a course and decide its content. Ideas of program development, assessment issues, processes and materials, resources, field trips, and alternative process image-making are all covered as well. The week's curriculum is designed following a first meeting with the class to see what is most important to the individuals in the workshop. There will be information on darkroom systems, hardware, the digital darkroom, new materials and processes, resources and teaching aids, coping strategies, hands-on image-making, and, very importantly, a reminder of why you began a career in the arts and education.

There are shooting opportunities, a working field trip or two, detailed discussions of the way digital imaging has become central in photographic education, and how to successfully run a program that integrates traditional and digital. Bring personal work for critique exercises and samples of work (in print or digital form) to share.




Jim Stone

Jim Stone

Jim Stone turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Six of his books, A User’s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, A Short Course in Photography and A Short Course in Digital Photography (both with Barbara London), Photography 11th Edition, and Photography: The Essential Way (both books with Barbara London and John Upton), are in wide and continued use for university-level courses, and there have been three artist’s books published of his photographs, Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).

Stone has received awards from the Massachusetts Arts Council, The New England Foundation for the Arts, the San Francisco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the editor of Polaroid’sNewsletter for Photographic Education, and taught formerly at the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently he is Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.