JumpstART Advanced Photography Studio

Teens at summer photography camp


JumpstART Advanced Photography Summer Studio

From double exposures to digital negatives, JumpstART Advanced Photography Studio students will delve into more in-depth topics and techniques of both traditional and digital photography. Students will explore more advanced digital photo editing and manipulation techniques, hybrid darkroom printing, and studio lighting techniques. We will also explore topics like visual storytelling, memory, and the purpose of photography.

Requirements: Students who have taken the Academy’s Intro to Photography courses previously, or with prior photography class experience elsewhere, are welcome to sign up for this program. Students may also take both an Intro course and the Advanced course in the same summer! Participants are required to bring their own digital camera.



Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  July 29-August 2, 2019
Times:  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Art & Design Building


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An “Aftercare” option is available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for “Aftercare”, choose the corresponding week, and add to your cart – or Register Here separately.


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

As an artist and an art educator, Jason strongly believe 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
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Justin Sutters, Art Lessons Director: Justin Sutters, Mason School of Art Professor
Email questions to academy@gmu.edu






To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.



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

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