Pinhole Camera Portraits (Ages 9-11)
Create artful black & white portraits of yourself and others through the thousands-year-old process of pinhole photography. The simple process of creating a pinhole camera out of an enclosed container, like an oatmeal box or paint can, is fun to do! Learn how to make pinhole portraits on light-sensitive darkroom paper and experience the magic of darkroom photography. Students must also have permission to go on walking field trips around the neighborhood.
- This class takes walks around the neighborhood, so dress appropriately.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
Evie Metz is an educator and interdisciplinary artist centered in sculpture, photography, and puppet stop-motion animation. Her work explores empowerment of otherness and the relationship between humans, animals, and nature. She was selected as a Trawick Prize Finalist in 2022 and received the Young Artist Award. Her work has been featured online with RVA Mag, NoBudge, and Girls in Film. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Rhizome in Washington DC and Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, NY. Her films have shown nationally and internationally at festivals including the Maryland Film Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, and Glasgow Short Film Festival. On behalf of a photography fellowship, she studied at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Evie received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.