Speaking & Teaching Teens

The Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) is about have the Grand Reopening that many of us have been waiting for.  The image above is of the new wing of the museum which has been in planning and under construction for a while now.  May 1st the museum reopens to the public and if you should make plans to check it out!  I had a preview of the building (without any of the collections) during the 2010/11 VMFA Fellowship awards night a few months ago and can say that the new space is impressive.  I look forward to seeing it filled with art.

As part of the opening celebrations, I will be presenting a show & tell talk about my work with positive plate photographic methods.  The talk will last about an hour and begin at 4pm.

Also of interest to those of you who may have teenaged offspring and live in the Richmond Va. area, I will be teaching three teen oriented workshops this summer at the VMFA.   Here are some details:

Jul 19-23, 1-4 pm

Aug 2-6, 1-4 pm

Aug 9-13, 1-4 pm

Enrollment limit: 8

Students will explore the history as well as the technology of today’s amazing digital-image revolution. This workshop goes beyond the basics by providing not only the how-to’s but also the why’s and what-if’s.  Students will develop technical and creative skills through group discussions, demonstrations, hands-on practice, postproduction activities in Photoshop, etc.  Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR cameras (with user manual) if they have one.

Contact me if you would like additional details on these approaching activities.


~ by Phil Nesmith on April 9, 2010.

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