After School Programs


CEPA Gallery Arts Education - After School Programs

CEPA’s after school programs give participating students the opportunity to learn about photography through hands-on experience with our exceptionally talented, professional teaching artists. Students study and practice a variety of photographic processes, including:

  • Black-and-white film photography
  • Digital photography
  • Pinhole cameras and photograms
  • Darkroom printing techniques
  • Digital graphic design
  • Animation
  • Creative writing
  • Bookmaking . . . and more

Here are just a few of our after school programs.

Mapping Community: A Youth Photography Project

CEPA Gallery Community Arts Program - Mapping Community

Created to expose Buffalo’s youth to its rich history and culture, CEPA’s Mapping Community encourages in-depth exploration and photographic interpretation through research, site visits and interaction with community leaders and historians.

Mapping Community: A Youth Photography Project »

Photography Works: CEPA’s Mentoring Program

CEPA Gallery Community Arts Programs - Photography Works Mentoring Program

CEPA’s mentoring program Photography Works is designed especially for students who have a serious interest in photography and are seeking an in-depth learning experience.

Photography Works: CEPA’s Mentoring Program »

Reclaiming Buffalo: A Writing with Light Program

CEPA Gallery Community Arts Programs - Reclaiming Buffalo: A Writing with Light Program

Writing with Light’s signature community arts program, Reclaiming Buffalo combines photography, computer literacy, and creative writing to inspire students from neighborhoods all over Buffalo to envision and affect positive change for themselves and their communities.

Reclaiming Buffalo: A Writing with Light Program »

Young Perspectives: An Introduction to Photography

CEPA Gallery Community Arts Program - Young Perspectives

CEPA’s introductory program to the art of photography, Young Perspectives offers kids a glimpse into learning how to express themselves in a new way, and that what they have to say is important—whether it’s said using words or images.

Young Perspectives: An Introduction to Photography »

How to Enroll in CEPA’s After School Programs

To bring one of CEPA’s after school programs to your community, or to design an ongoing program, contact our Education Director Lauren Tent:

Together, we can put together a customized after school program that suits the needs of your youth, your community, and your budget.


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