Writing with Light (Ages 12 - 14)

Writing with Light (Ages 12 - 14) image

The word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA).

There will be opportunities to photograph and write about outdoor art, such as wall murals and sculptures, historic buildings' interior and exterior details, and gardens and natural areas. We will take portraits of each other in these environments and write about what we see and imagine. In the tradition of ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by art), we will respond to the images we’ve found, captured, and created by reimagining perspectives, exploring contexts, and approaching universal truths about the human condition.

Using the community darkroom at Flower City Arts Center, we will make our own black and white prints and creatively combine words and pictures in a student-designed book published through MagCloud.

We’ll spend our mornings at Writers & Books digging deep into the craft of writing; in the afternoons, we’ll take photography excursions around the NOTA and work in the darkroom at the Flower City Arts Center. All activities will be within walking distance from Writers & Books.

Call 585-271-5920 or use the form below to register. Learn about membership.

August 5th - August 9th, 2024
Members: $356, Nonmembers: $400

Session 1: August 5 – 9 with In-House Artistic Staff

1 Mon Aug 05 9-4PM Flower City Arts Center
2 Tue Aug 06 9-4PM Flower City Arts Center
3 Wed Aug 07 9-4PM Flower City Arts Center
4 Thu Aug 08 9-4PM Flower City Arts Center
5 Fri Aug 09 9-4PM Flower City Arts Center