Led by Connie Imboden, utilize the power of critique to gain a deeper understanding of your photographic style and make you the strongest image maker you can be.
Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 26, 2024
Workshop Fee: $795
Workshop Duration: 16 hours over 8 weeks (Mondays, 10am-12pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 8
Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets for 8 Wednesdays, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10am-12pm ET.
Everything you need to know about creating your greatest work is staring right back at you from within the work you are making now, and the critique is the method of learning how to shed light on the potential of your creative process. Led by Connie Imboden, this class is for photographers looking to push their work to the next level, advance their ideas, and practice engaging with critical dialogue.
The critique can be a powerful tool for identifying possible next steps, reinforcing the strength in your work, and the path towards better articulating your visual statement. Sometimes the critique can simply be a reality check – allowing you to understand what you thought your image was about versus what the feedback is saying. Critiques can also generate ideas or directions. The goal of the critique is always to make you the strongest image maker you can be.
While the goals in this course will be targeted towards each individual artist and the specific work they are making, these goals and themes very likely remain relevant for the group to consider and to learn through. A major part of the critique process comes from the communal base, where one can learn as much from what is suggested to – or said of – another peer’s work as for their own.
Robust critiques and lectures are designed to form deeper discussions about your creative process and what you are trying to accomplish. In one of the final class sessions, each individual will have a short opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with the instructor.
The critique is a vital part of your growth as an artist, and this course will use the group critique process to guide you through the profound possibilities of your creative self, and how to avoid the perpetual pitfalls that can make you feel stuck on your journey.
Students must have basic image processing skills and feel comfortable preparing their images digitally. Time in this course is not spent on image processing skills (like Lightroom or Photoshop) but rather on the themes, content, editing, and goals of the work.
All images copyright Connie Imboden.
Instructor: Connie Imboden
Connie Imboden’s photographs are represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C., Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany and many other public and private collections in Europe and the Americas. Her work has been exhibited in an extensive range of group and solo shows at galleries and museums in England, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States.