Teaching Course on Photo Collage at ICP School

Teaching Course on Photo Collage at ICP School

This spring I will be teaching two continuing education photography courses at the ICP School that relate to themes or techniques in my own work. Both courses still have seats available for those of you who are interested in making new work.

The first is a critique-focused, 5-week evening course titled Close Encounters: Reframing Family Photography starting Monday, May 22nd. The second starts Saturday, June 3rd and is 2-weekend practical course on manual and digital photo collage techniques titled Layered Narratives: Visualizing Stories Through Photo Collage – read the course description below:

Whether creating artificial realities (as in surrealism) for the viewer’s immersion or critically investigating the complex experiences of historically marginalized communities, artists have been layering images to produce complex narratives since the birth of photography.

This course provides a brief review of the history of combining multiple photographs to make one new image. We will begin with Oscar Gustave Rejlander, a pioneer of photomontage, and then cover modern, postmodern, and contemporary artists, including Maud Sulter, Romare Bearden, Daniel Gordon, Lorna Simpson, Hannah Hoch, David Hockney, Mickalene Thomas, and Robert Heinecken.

Playing with scale, distortion, and perception, students will then learn how to create new narratives through the layering of images. Employing various techniques—on-paper, in-camera (multiple exposure), digital layering (Photoshop), and combination printing—students will create unique works using archival or found images, or their own photographs.

This is a workshop for image-makers of all levels. Materials will be discussed on the first day of class. Prerequisite: Macintosh literacy or Macintosh Basics (free of charge); also, familiarity with Photoshop or Photography I: Digital is helpful.

There’s still seats available in both courses – REGISTER NOW for Layered Narratives: Visualizing Stories Through Photo Collage starting Saturday, June 3rd at the ICP School or please contact me via email if you have any questions.

TOP IMAGE from the series Syrcas by Maud Sulter.

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