This camp will explore both cyanotype photographic printmaking and digital aerial photography. Students will print their own cyanotype fabric and then sew it into a kite design. The next step is flying and photographing different areas around town. The camp will culminate with a show at Riverviews Artspace in late July.
The ideal candidate for this project is a teen interested in messy art techniques, that loves hands-on creative processes. Students will make decisions about their cyanotype and digital prints, bringing their own creative ideas to the project. Kite assembly will include introductory woodworking and sewing skills. No prior experience in any of these subjects is necessary.
This one-week camp will include hands-on learning in the following topics:
- cyanotype printmaking
- kite assembly and engineering, including introductory woodworking and sewing
- troubleshooting kite design and camera performance
- digital photography
- basic photo editing
- writing an artist statement
- participation in a public art show
This camp is from 9:00am - 3:00pm starting Monday, July 12 and ending Friday, July 16. The photography show of student work will be at Riverviews Artspace from July 26-30.
Thursday and Friday will involve traveling to nearby locations to fly kites and capture aerial photographs. Transportation will be arranged with students/parents prior to traveling, with families having the option to get themselves to outside locations or travel with the instructors.
This project is for students ages 14 to 19. The early registration fee is $225 until June 7th, and $250 afterwards.
Scholarships are available by application on the Scholarships tab. The application period closes June 28th and the applicants will be notified by July 5th.
Face masks and frequent hand washing will be required during this program. Social distancing will be implemented as often as possible, but students will sometimes need to work closely in a shared space with shared tools. Tools will be cleaned prior to use by students, and the health of each student will be assessed regularly. With this small group (ten students) we will be able to quickly alert participants of any known COVID exposures and the program will be halted if such a situation arises. Camp instructors are fully vaccinated. Parents and students will need to review and sign this COVID-19 Student Behavior Agreement prior to project participation.
This project is a partnership with the University of Lynchburg.