Announcing the 2015 Woodstock Photography Workshop & Lectures series
The Center for Photography at Woodstock is excited to announce the 38th year of the Woodstock Photography Workshop & Lecture Series.
This nationally distinguished program attracts photographers at all levels and ages to study together with renowned talents from the international field in an intimate hands-on setting. The 2015 series offers a dynamic range of unique offerings, led by celebrated image makers, and includes weekend and multi-day workshops, as well as offerings just for teens.
Come to Woodstock as artists have done for over 100 years and grow your unique vision & practice:
DEVELOPING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION
Enhance your personal practice by focusing in areas of study that will challenge you and broaden your perspective. Discover the compelling power of portraiture with Kelli Connell. Dive into contemporary documentary photography with Mary Ellen Mark. Explore the enigmatic art of photographing the nude with Connie Imboden. Immerse yourself in the principles of color theory with Bill Armstrong. Emerge from photographic explorations with images that transcend the everyday and discover your visual narrative in fine art photography with Josephine Sacabo.
CRAFTING IN-DEPTH VISUAL STORYTELLING
Discover unique approaches to visual storytelling and take your work to new heights. Put a personal stamp on your narrative ability in visual storytelling and multimedia with Gillian Laub. Maximize your source material and learn new approaches to incorporating documentary audio into your visual work with Alix Lambert. Invigorate your long-term photographic exploration while navigating new concepts with Brian Ulrich.
EVOLVING WITH THE DIGITAL DARKROOM
CPW is the place to learn digital methods for the 21st century photographer. Learn to create visually compelling animated GIFs with Sam Cannon. Combine cutting edge digital technologies and antiquarian printing processes with Morgan Post. Enhance your images and the breadth of your portfolio in Lightroom Fundamentals with Lee Varis. Empower yourself with the craft of fine art digital printing with Laura Steele.
INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Start here, then go anywhere! Whether you’re new to the magic of image making or look to freshen-up skills, CPW’s introductory workshops will gear you up for success in Introductory DSLR Photography with Joan Barker. Hit the ground running with CPW’s Digital Lab Manager, Mark Harley and learn digital darkroom best practices with offerings like Introductory Photoshop, Introductory InkJet Printing, and Digital Workflow 101. Learn to capture eye-catching portraits in-camera while perfecting both your studio and natural lighting techniques with Bobbi Lane. Satisfy your hunger with new skills and new approaches in Food Styling 101 with Phil Mansfield.
EXPLORE UNIQUE PROCESSES
Want to get your hands messy? Craving to break free from the digital screen and go hands-on to create evocative and emotive art? CPW and R&F Handmade Paints will present the ever-popular Photography & Encaustic workshop. Explore the sensual material of encaustic and introduce yourself to experimental printing processes in this workshop led by Jill Skupin Burkholder. Familiarize yourself with antiquarian wet plate processes in Collodion, Cameras & Contraptions with Tom DeLooza. Discover new information in your existing 4×5” negatives and empower your images with the richness and iconic appeal of Palladium Printing at the studio of Craig J. Barber.
DISCOVER THE CATSKILLS & HUDSON VALLEY THROUGH THE LENS
Discover the inspiring environs of the Hudson Valley Catskill Region through the lens in these unique on-location workshops that focus on making work. Night Cyanotype with Gabe Biderman will cover both night photography and cyanotype, and take place during a rare Blue Moon event in late July. With your Smartphone or iPad, Dan Burkholder will lead you from “click” to “print” in, The Exquisite iPhone Landscape: Developing Your Personal iPhone Style and Workflow for Landscape Photography. Advanced photographers can embark on a journey, explore a variety of cameras and a mobile darkroom in Wet Plate Photography In the Field with Craig J. Barber. For social landscape photographers seeking to tilt-shift and capture unique ways of seeing the urban/rural, The Metaphoric Landscape with Susan Wides is the ideal offering. Delve lens-first into the majesty of the Catskill Mountains in Autumn on CPW’s Fall Foliage Tour with Phil Mansfield.
IMAGE MAKING JUST FOR TEENS
CPW is thrilled to offer teens the opportunity to empower themselves through the medium of photography with two creative and fun filled Teen Camps designed especially for ages 13-17. For those interested in getting their hands dirty while making images, Teen Camp: DIY, Old School & Antiquarian Processes, will be led by our returning instructor Jeannette Rodriguez-Pineda. Our week long Teen Camp: Digital Photo with Elizabeth Unterman introduces campers to digital photography with a teen-centric approach.
Balancing life and art is fundamental to becoming a career photographer. CPW is pleased to offer these invaluable professional development opportunities in 2015. Thinking about producing a photo book? Gain a deeper understanding of the photographer/editor collaboration process with Jen Davis & Alan Rapp. Seeking to achieve and maintain the art and life balance? Learn from the wise with Doug Menuez in ART & COMMERCE: Feed Your Soul and Your Family. Do you have a great body of work but aren’t sure what to do next? The always popular workshop Getting Known/Being Shown provides participants with information and advice on how to exhibit, publish, promote, and sustain their creative practice.
Pre-registration for all workshops is required. A fully illustrated catalog is free and available on request.
Photography Lecture Series
In conjunction with the Woodstock Photography Workshops, many of this year’s instructors will take part in CPW’S Photography Lecture Series*. This intimate setting provides a unique opportunity to hear internationally distinguished photographers and artists talk about their work and share their stories. Talks take place in the gallery at CPW on Saturday’s in June through mid-October, and will begin at 7:30pm sharp. CPW’S Photography Lecture Series admission is $7 for the general public, or $5 for members, students, and seniors. Admission for students of the lecturing artist is included in WPW tuition. A Lecture Series Pass is available at the discounted rate of $45 to CPW members.
Since 1977, CPW has offered the Woodstock Photography Workshops and Lecture Series to educate, encourage, inform, and inspire photographers of all ages and at all levels. Held in the idyllic environment of Woodstock, NY, just two hours north of NYC in one of the oldest artist colonies in the nation, participants take the time to make new work, share ideas, learn new techniques, and rekindle their passion for photography in a supportive environment with fellow peers who share their passion. As one of CPW’s founding programs, thousands of students have been taught by over 300 photographers, including the likes of Lucien Clergue, Sally Mann, Arnold Newman, and Stephen Shore.
In addition to the Workshop and Lecture Series, CPW, an artist-centered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization offers year-round programs including exhibition, artist residencies, the regional fellowship fund, access to artist workspace, and more. Recognized as a major international cultural resource, CPW’s programs are made possible in part with support from individuals, members, the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the Thompson Family Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as Corporate Educational Partners.
For additional information, or to request images or interviews, please contact CPW by clicking here.
2015 Woodstock Photography Workshop Calendar:
Please follow the workshop title link for the class description and registration page.