Guided by Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison, be empowered and inspired to explore and evolve your artistic practice within nature.
Jun 19, 2023 - Jun 23, 2023
Workshop Fee: $1850
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Class Size: 12
This workshop inspires and empowers participants to explore their artistic practice within nature. Surrounding landscapes will be used as a stage for furthering your artistic approach, be it constructed imagery, staged photographs, performance documentation, imagery that integrates mixed media, or straight photography with a conceptual agenda.
Ideally, participants will have a strong work ethic and will arrive with a focused artistic path, yet be enthusiastic to evolve one’s practice. Students should have a solid understanding of digital workflow including Adobe Lightroom or Bridge and intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills. Prior to arrival participants will receive emails that will offer suggestions to help you to arrive prepared and ready to dive right into image exploration.
Daily immersions in nature, late afternoon work-in-progress reviews, editing sessions, individual and group discussions with the faculty will focus on expanding and honing your artistic practice and strengthening your ability to communicate your ideas visually.
Participants should bring a digital camera, tripod, hard drive, and any props or resource materials for your work, as well as a vivacious enthusiasm for expanding your artistic voice!
This workshop is ideal and an excellent opportunity for advanced students.
All images © Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison.
Instructor: Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison
The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images. The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition.
The ParkeHarrisons’ collaboration has developed organically over the past 30 years. In 2000 they began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images.
Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and Mudam Luxembourg - MusÉe d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Kansas City, and Galerie im Stadtmuseum, Jena, Germany.