The Artistic Lens –– alternative approaches for smartphone and digital photography
This course is designed for photography lovers who want to develop and apply creativity and artistic innovation to photography.
The course will introduce alternative methods to produce images. It will present how text, performance, staging and narrative can be used in photography. The work of well-known artists/photographers will be introduced through interactive presentations helping students to expand their ideas and encouraging them work outside of their comfort zone.
Students will be guided through practical photo-shooting exercises designed to stimulate creativity, followed by photo sharing sessions and group discussions. Tailored writing exercises will be provided, helping students to refine their creative outlook, identify their thematic interests and inspiration. Students can express their own ideas and will be encouraged to experiment and have fun.
Much of the course will be dedicated to capturing and sharing images in class. The course will require students to spend time outside of class for individual projects giving students the opportunity to produce unique images that express their own individual flare.
The course will challenge students to take more creative risks and become more thoughtful, selective and resourceful in photography practice.
* Students will be informed of the materials needed in the first lesson.
Janine CLAASE was born in South-Africa and has lived and studied in Hong Kong since 2008. During her undergraduate studies she received the ‘Reaching Out Award’ and ‘Outstanding Performance Scholarship’. She graduated from the Bachelor degree co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2019 with distinction for her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (major in photography) and was selected as part of the Fresh Trend ’15 group exhibition at Hong Kong City Hall. She is currently the co-founder and coordinator of Blank Page Writers’ Forum and likes to spend time collaborating on local art, film and music projects. Her other interests include psychology and therapeutic art.
19/11/2020 – 21/1/2021 (THU)
Holiday 24/12 & 31/12/2020
7:00pm – 9:30pm