Exploring Identity with a Camera
Tuesday, March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm HST
Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, March 2, 9, 16 & 23
Instructor: Sharon Heitzenroder
Identity defines how we see ourselves and interpret the world around us. It is an ever growing and changing idea cultivated by a constant influx of information and experiences. It can be shaped by our culture, gender, orientation, race, religion, memories, relationships, and more.
Explore ideas of identity using a camera. How does our identity influence our work? How do we define ourselves within and through our work? How does our way of viewing differ from others? Weekly slideshows and discussions introduce participants to a variety of historical and contemporary artists and their practices. Students also participate in weekly exercises to develop a greater sense of self as an artist.
This class is open to all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. Any camera can be used (including cell phone). The class involves creating and editing images, group discussions and critiques. No specific software is required outside of having access to a google share drive.
Class takes place online via Zoom software. Participants are sent a link in advance.
Sharon Heitzenroder is a fine artist, activist, and educator. She has traveled and worked internationally as a visiting artist and artist in residence at the: Kala Art Institute in California, Academie Beeldende Kunsten and Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium, the Nagasawa Art Park in Japan, and The Nature of Cities Project in Hawaii. With an expertise in fine art, she has taught for the Academy of Art University San Francisco, Kala Art Institute, and University of California Santa Cruz, and founded IncuArts Gallery. Her work uses light, color, space, and form as transcendental modes of speech.