I am excited to be teaching three courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in Fall 2014. You can register and find additional course details here: http://www.smfa.edu/ce-fall-2014
The Art of the Photo Book
The photo book has been a ubiquitous part of art history, forming the way that most people have historically interacted with photographs. In this course, we will examine the history of this presentation format and adapt it to our own work. We will look at hand made books, mass produced books, and everything in between, utilizing the instructor’s experience with curating and producing the photographic journal 3200K. Fueled by the contemporary self-publishing craze, we will explore options for self-publishing that range from one-of-a-kind artists books to mass-produced print-on-demand books. We will discuss topics such as editing, sequencing, page design and color management. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to produce their own book which effectively communicates conceptual ideas.
Family photographic archives, some deteriorating, some digital, tell the unique story of personal history. In this intensive workshop, we will look at these archives as a research platform for the development of our own voices, transforming the images through analog and digital techniques. We will scan, restore and reshoot, ultimately working digitally to produce a large-scale fine-art print.
Starting a Professional Art Career - co-taught with Katrina Majkut
Want to advance your art practice from pastime to professional pursuit? Are you a beginning artist looking for some guidance? This class will help guide your practice and career to the next level. Through the duration of the class students will discover who they are as artists, learn how to communicate their artwork and process, polish their public image and presentation, gain insight into the competitive art world, set professional goals and submit to opportunities. This will be supported by technology demonstrations in class (including how to photograph artwork and post-edit; build a website; write artist CVs, bios, image lists and artist statements; and craft submission packages) and out-of-class assignments.