I’m very excited to offer a photography workshop for teen girls this summer!
This workshop was inspired by the girls I taught photography as part of an after-school mentorship program held at the Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre, a couple of years ago. The compelling portraits these girls made during our time together highlighted for me the potential of photography to serve as a profound creative outlet for girls. Through photography the girls felt empowered to express themselves, to explore their identities as young women, and to take full ownership of their authentic perspectives and artistic voices.
Since then, I’ve worked with kids of all ages but have been eager to facilitate another photography workshop just for girls. Fortunately, the pieces came together in the form of invaluable support from hErVOLUTION, a non-profit whose mission is to expose young girls and women to the opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). We are partners in this project and will be working side by side to provide girls with the tools to make this project a memorable experience for our participants.
And we are grateful to the Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club for serving as our workshop venue and for providing our participants with a state of the art computer-r0om, art room, and studio space with lots of great lighting!
If you’re parent to a creative teen girl with a strong interest in photography/digital arts or maybe a girl who could benefit from exploring their creative side in a safe, non-judgemental environment then they will certainly flourish during this workshop. We have space for up to 10 girls so please reserve a spot soon.
For more information please email us at [email protected] or call 416-320-0546.
We look forward to hearing from you!
SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CAMP FOR GIRLS
CAMP DESCRIPTION: This one-week intensive summer camp is designed to empower girls to express themselves through the art and craft of self-portrait photography. Through a series of photo assignments, field-trips, and slideshow presentations participants will be introduced to the creative fundamentals of photography such as composition, perspective, tone, space, timing and how to use light and shadow to create compelling and artistic photography. Participants will also learn basic photo-editing skills, create and design a Blurb book featuring their self-portraits and writings, and curate a photo show for family and friends.
For Girls ages 13-17
DATES: August 11-15 9am-4 pm
LOCATION: Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, 101 Spruce St., Toronto (Cabbagetown) 416-925-2242
FEE: $297 (First Six Participants to register receive and Early Bird Special fee of $247)
WHAT TO BRING: Participants should bring a digital camera, preferably a DSLR so that they can take full advantage of a camera’s manual mode functions, a memory card and camera battery and charger. Participants should also bring their own lunch and snacks. Bottled water will be provided. If your teen doesn’t have a camera, please let us know. We may be able to secure a rental camera for her to use in-class.
(Would you like to sponsor one teen to attend this unique summer camp opportunity? Please contact me for more information or call 416-320-0546.)
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