CEPA had a busy season of summer youth classes! Students had the opportunity to learn a huge spectrum of different techniques and approaches to photography, including traditional, hybrid, and digital techniques, alternative processes, pinhole photography, cyanotype, 35mm film development, collage, and much more.
Students in “All Things Photography,” taught by Danielle Perla, experimented in both the darkroom and digital space, making pinhole photos and photograms, playing with alternative processes, as well as learning to see and think photographically.
“New Vision Photography,” taught by Hannah O’Rourke and Robert George, connected students with the New Vision photo movement and introduced a variety of techniques associated with it; cliché verre, photo collage, photograms, and solarization. History meets contemporary practice!
“Printing with the Sun and Nature,” taught by Mary-Theresa Comerate and Nate Ely, brought Nature to the darkroom. Students went on a foraging hike where they collected plants and natural material, which was used to make botanical toners in the Coalsce BioArt lab at SUNY at Buffalo. Students spent the week producing images of nature and from nature while connecting students with the science of photography.
“Analog Photography,” taught by Hope Grunert, was a week-long intensive on traditional silver gelatin photography. Students learned to shoot and develop 35mm film, make contact sheets and enlargements in the darkroom.
Thank you to this year’s students, parents, and teachers for keeping our summer interesting!