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In this course, students will investigate the visual impact of their creative choices. We will experiment with a variety of cameras (pinhole, 4x5, Holga and whatever else you desire) and printing techniques (paper negatives, cyanotypes, photograms and more). You will be encouraged to think outside the box, combine different techniques, and push your creativity as far as possible.
The beauty of this course is that you will be on your feet, making work with your hands. Go ahead, take a break from your computer!
This one-week program is designed for high school students between the ages of 14 and 18. Students must be proficient in the use of their 35mm camera and have a healthy sense of curiosity.
What you will learn:
Students leave this workshop with a knowledge base of working with experimental printing and image making techniques.
What you will need:
Students should bring a 35mm manual film camera, lens, and film. Unfortunately Maine Media doesn’t have film, film cameras or paper available for loan or purchase. Quantities and types will be provided in your acceptance packet.
Students may request a transcript that they can provide to their high school to apply for credit if desired.
Image Courtesy © Joaquim Stevenson Rodriguez
About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critiques, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students, selected staff, and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.
We recommend students have access to $75 over the one-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.
Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.
Tuition Note: includes room and board