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Exposures of the Self: Intro to Photography and Cyanotype Printing, Ages 13-17 1S23

Merging several elements of photography, “Exposures of the Self” will immerse its makers in the photographic alternative process of Cyanotypes using botanical and found materials as well as digital negatives. While experimenting with image making and this sun-powered printing process, this workshop will provide support through a guided project of conceptual photography resulting in a series of cohesive prints. Students will gain knowledge of the foundations of photography in addition to critical thinking skills related to self-reflection. Limit 8 Students

Jessie James

Jessie James is an educator and lens-based artist in the greater Boston area. She received her BFA in Photography from Lesley University. Her work investigates universal themes of adolescent memory and has been exhibited nationally. As an educator, she practices an approach that prioritizes an inclusive and sociocultural framework applied to her content and relationships with learners. She has assisted studio classes in higher education and continues to lead her own courses and workshops at several non-profits around Boston. Jessie currently works at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston as a Community Arts Liaison, the Eliot School as both a TA and teacher, and is the Gallery Manager of Chase Young Gallery. She aims to expose learners to new modes of making and provide guidance when connecting creativity with personal histories.

Materials to bring to class:

All materials provided in class. Digital cameras or phones with cameras encouraged but not required.