Are you interested in shaking things up with your photography?
There are no available registration dates at this time.
NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Wednesdays, 2-6:00pm ET for five sessions
Are you eager to explore a variety of ideas for picture making and embrace artistic challenges and uncertainties?
If you feel that a push to “think outside the box” would be helpful, then this is your workshop!
This course is designed to stretch your creative muscles via weekly assigned prompts.
Activities will vary greatly!
While starting points will promote an exploration of photographic themes, styles, methods, and approaches, they will also be open-ended, and in some cases, intentionally mish-mash.
Prompts are designed to quickly generate new ideas and photographic possibilities; think of the pace of tik-tok meeting the randomness of mad-libs combined with photography.
Students will be encouraged to be open-minded and (mostly) self-driven regarding their visual response to each prompt.
This workshop is structured to be highly experimental.
Student work will be viewed and discussed as a group each week. Students will also have the opportunity to schedule an individual meeting with Kari one time per week outside of the regular virtual class session.
Students will need access to a digital SLR camera and should have some prior knowledge and comfort with manual camera settings and Adobe Lightroom. Exceptions may be made – please email Kari to discuss.
Participants will leave with the tools and mindset to respond to a variety of ideas. Students will gain a deeper understanding of their photographic interests and they will produce several key images that can be used as a springboard to a new project or portfolio.
Instructor: Kari Wehrs
Kari Wehrs is a photographer and educator currently living in Tempe, AZ and attending Arizona State University for her MFA in photography. Originally from Minnesota, Kari attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for her undergraduate education, and soon after attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, in the fall of 2007. Kari has been associated with the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine, since 2008, having taken on various positions such as photography labs manager and teaching assistant for the college program. She has been a Workshops instructor since 2012.
Kari has a deep interest in the techniques, technology, and history of the photographic medium. While embracing multiple methods in her own work, her most recent series is portraiture employing the 1850s wet plate collodion process (tintypes).