JumpstART Advanced Photography Studio Online

Teens at summer photography camp

Summer 2020 registration is open!


Intended for more experienced photography students, the JumpstART Advanced Photography Studio will delve into more in-depth topics and techniques of digital photography and photo editing software. Previous Intro to Digital Photography and Intro to Traditional Photography program participants are also welcome to attend!

Requirements: Students may also take both an intro course and the advanced course in the same summer! Participants are required to have their own digital camera.


Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  July 13 – 17, 2020
Times:  9:00 am – 3:30 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $395
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Online Introduction to Daily Challenges and Activities
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Individual Work Sessions and Instructor Check-ins
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Special Topics on Editing and Techniques
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Individual Work Sessions and Instructor Check-ins
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Daily Review and Wrap Up




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Jason Wellington, Photography Classes
Instructor: Jason Wellington
Fairfax County Art Educator
Read about Mr. Wellington

Jason Wellington is a lens-based artist from Alexandria, Virginia. He started studying photography while in high school. Mr. Wellington received his BFA with a concentration in photography from George Mason University. His work has focused on human conflict, terrorism, and fear. Mr. Wellington received his Master’s in Art Education at George Mason University in 2015. Currently, Mr. Wellington is a full-time art teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.

As an artist and an art educator, Mr. Wellington strongly believes that everyone should be exposed to the arts, whether visual or performing arts, the arts, in general, have the power to change how one thinks of themselves and the world at large. Art offers a vast and varied world and the power of creativity has the ability to solve many problems in the world.

Arthur Reinaltt Art Classes
Teaching Assistant: Arthur Reinaltt
Art Educator at Fairfax County, VA
Read about Mr. Reinaltt

Arthur Reinaltt is in his third year of being an Art teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. He completed his undergraduate and master’s program at George Mason University and has been working with the Mason Arts Academy since 2012. He has served as Building Supervisor, Teaching Assistant, Lead Instructor, and will now be Technology and Curriculum support for the summer of 2020.


Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director/ Instructor: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters

Dr. Justin Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international levels and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place.



“Attending the camp, I had access to software we don’t all have at home. I appreciated the freedom of content and learning darkroom skills.” — Advanced Photography Summer Studio 2019 Participant

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“My favorite part was the freedom of content, and learning darkroom skills.” — Advanced Photography Summer Studio 2018 Participant





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