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Photography: Developing Your Visual Voice


$45 (Member: $35)

Go beyond the “selfie” in your smart phone photography. In this series of exploratory exercises and a final project, you'll explore innovative work by contemporary photographers in our collection and let their works inspire your own photographic exploration of a subject you choose. Maybe you’ll study you! Bring your research and experiments together in a final project inspired by a novel approach to the portrait.

  • Work through fresh ideas you find in works by contemporary photographers in our collection to create your own photography portfolio
  • Practice new ways of observing and visualizing your world
  • Join a live Zoom workshop on August 21 at 2 p.m. to create your final project inspired by the layering, fragmenting, and compositional techniques of Paul Mpagi Sepuya's Self Portrait Study with Roses at Night (1709). How will this surprising work give you new ideas for your own inventive approach to the self-portrait?

Materials Needed:

  • Smartphone, tablet, iPad, or other digital camera
  • Printer with black ink
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Mirror


Classes are available starting July 27. Work through the video lessons and create your final artwork in time for a live Zoom session with the teacher and your classmates on Wednesday, Aug 21, from 2-3 p.m.

About Online Art Classes

Join a friendly teaching artist for an engaging series of on-demand online lessons, intended for young learners in elementary, middle, and high school. These video-based classes use our inspiring collection to teach problem solving, art making techniques, and creative self-expression. Sign up for the class and receive access to three exploratory exercises and instructions for a final project. Then, join your teacher and classmates for a live Zoom session to share your original artwork!