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Building Cardboard Worlds (Ages 9-11)

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo field trips and use the darkroom to print our photographs. Ages 9-11 will use pinhole cameras and learn to create photograms. For ages 12-14, lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, and other principles. 12 to 14-year-old students may bring their own manual, 35mm camera to class, or borrow one of ours. Students must also have permission to go on walking field trips around the neighborhood.

Special Notes

  • This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor

Tracy Shell

Tracy Shell received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree from The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York state, and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Montevallo in Alabama. She also apprenticed with Echizen potter, Juroemon Fujita, in Japan for three years.

Ms. Shell was Professor of Art and department chair at Midland University in Omaha, Nebraska from 2007-2018. Currently Tracy is a studio potter at Shockoe Bottom Clay.

“As a maker of utilitarian pottery I feel it is a privilege to make work that will transform routine activities into aesthetic experiences. I am curious about what characteristics of hand-made pottery elevate these objects to treasured possessions while embracing their utilitarian characteristics. My investigative process is fueled by a desire to explore the relationship between engaging form and practical function.”

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Building Cardboard Worlds (Ages 9-11)

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Class Details
July 15 - July 191 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition: $145.00
Member Tuition: $130.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tracy Shell
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