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A personal narrative is an account of connected events in your life; a story of you. Personal photographs from all genres of photography; landscapes, portraitures, still life’s to documentary and abstraction enhance the stories we create. An emotional connection is made through your personal vision, imagery and artistry – creating a telling of who you are and what you see in the world.
This workshop will examine personal narratives through demonstrations, creative writing exercises, group discussions, and photographic assignments. Each student will learn the skills necessary to develop a cohesive body of work that explores the narrative they create. This workshop will also dive into the use of symbols, mystery, and metaphors as a means to expand their visual language.
Students should bring a good attitude, a sense of humor, ideas, and a willingness to take risks.
About the Young Artists Program:
Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critique, 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 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 theweek 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
Students may request a transcript be sent to their high school for possible credit.