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.

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Instructor: Kari Wehrs

Kari Wehrs is a photo based artist and educator. She received her MFA in photography from Arizona State University in the spring of 2018.

As a child, Kari spent hours flipping through her Grandmother’s family photo albums that dated from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. The photographs were compiled neatly, often with handwritten notations, which suggested to her that they were precious objects. Wanting to see the details of each image, Kari often examined the photographs with her Grandmother’s magnifying glass. She found the idea that time could be recorded and “held” in photographs to be truly fascinating.

Kari is currently the Photography Program Chair at Maine Media College in Rockport, Maine. Prior to this, she had been associated with Maine Media since 2008, and has been a workshops instructor since 2012.