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Photography for the 21st Century

Spring 2021 Registration is Open!

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ONLINE

 

The world needs visual storytellers, and maybe that could be you!

Take Your Photo Skills to the Next Level! Do you love taking photos, but want to get better? Are you tired of posting photos to social media that don’t excite you? Do you want to pick up a new hobby that doesn’t require you to sit at your computer for hours? Do you want to explore new places with a little more purpose? Well, then this is the course for you!

This course will engage young photographers and teach them the basics of photography from an experienced photographer. During this interactive course, students will learn how to take better photos with their smartphone or digital camera. You will learn the basics of composition, and how to use visual tools to make eye-catching images that tell a story! Students will learn through live and recorded demonstrations from Mr. Shannon and will engage with other students through fun photo challenges each week.

 


New STEAM Curriculum: Students will explore the artistic process with a STEAM approach and seek creative solutions alongside other students their age. Through guided projects and peer feedback, students will have the opportunity to interact with other artists and share their interests in all things photography!


 

Check Out Mr. Shannon’s Recorded Demonstration Below!

 

Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  February 16 – March 23, 2021 (6 weeks)
Times:
  Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Tuition:  $171 (A $10 late fee will be added after Sunday, February 14)
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)

 

Sample Schedule

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Welcome and Introduction to Activities
3:15 pm – 3:50 pm
Guided Projects & Small Groups
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm
Wrap up and Discussion

 

Requirements

Only 8 spaces remaining.

Register Now

 

 

PROGRAM FACULTY


 


Casey Shannon

Art Educator at Fairfax County, VA
Read about Mr. Shannon

Casey Shannon studied Graphic Design and Art History at Seton Hill University and received a master’s degree in Art Education from George Mason University. Mr. Shannon’s first teaching job in FCPS was as a Project-Based Learning teacher at Rose Hill Elementary School. There he learned to create engaging lessons that challenged students to solve complex problems by planning, collaborating, and revising their ideas. Now as a photography and digital art teacher at Hayfield Secondary, Mr. Shannon’s teaching philosophy revolves around the same tenants. As a multi-disciplined artist in his own right, Mr. Shannon understands the importance of becoming a “whole-brain thinker”, and believes engaging in art is a fantastic way for everyone to learn and grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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