Have you ever really seen what is in front of you in your school or in your local community? In this workshop you will use photography to look again and see every day things that you have never noticed. You will find the extraordinary in the ordinary. You will slow down, breathe and relax. You will then look again at textures, colours, shapes and forms, made and natural objects. You will look at your surroundings, and the relationship between the built and natural environment.
This workshop can be adapted to suit specific areas of the curriculum for schools (art, science, geography, numeracy, English, and D&T and can contribute towards an ArtsMark), and can meet specific needs in community settings (confidence building, exploring issues such as identity, personal stories, improving health and wellbeing).
The participants will
• gain a better understanding of their every day surroundings
• become more observant and improve their photography skills
• be encourage to see themselves, their lives and their world in a different way
• Slowing down
• Learning about cameras (keeping it low tech)
• Looking and taking photos of
o the small picture: objects
o the bigger picture: the natural and built environment and the human impact on the environment
o people: taking photos of each other
Photos are downloaded, viewed and discussed by the participants. Subject to facilities and resources, they can be printed and displayed in an exhibition(with full permissions granted of course).