ICP's Teen Academy program offers a range of opportunities for teenagers to develop their knowledge of photography. In-class sessions range from ten-week classes to a yearlong intensive program focusing on professional applications.
"What being a photographer means to me is being lucky enough to have the understanding of a medium which allows me to create. What I learned is within me, a little inner revolution. I learned things about myself, about the world, about the people I know, about people I don’t know, about the most familiar and unfamiliar places. I most importantly learned that with dedication and perseverance, I, and anyone, can do anything."
Exploring the Summer Landscape
Through darkroom photography, high school students are prompted to use all five senses as inspiration for documenting the landscape of summer. Classes are designed to accommodate everyone from the beginner interested in learning the basics of black-and-white photography, the more advanced student ready to hone his/her skills, or someone excited to explore the world of color. The curriculum includes: darkroom time, visual presentations, photographic and writing assignments, discussions, critiques, a guest artist visit, and a fieldtrip—all geared toward each student depicting his/her unique summer experience. Excursions include gallery visits, exploring various New York neighborhoods, and photographing alongside guest artists. The course culminates in a final presentation for family and friends. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of prints and an artist’s statement.
Photography I in Black-and-White
July 16–August 8 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10 am–1 pm | $700+$55 fee | Kristina Pugh
July 16–August 9 | Tuesdays: 2–5 pm & Fridays: 10 am–1 pm | $700+$55 fee | Imogen Brown
July 16–August 8 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2–5 pm | Field trips: TBA | $700+$55 fee | Curtis Willocks
Photography II in Black-and-White*
July 15–August 7 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 2–5 pm | Field trips: TBA | $700+$55 fee | Bradly Dever Treadaway
Photography I in Color*
July 15–August 7 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 2–5 pm | Field trips: TBA | $700+$55 fee | Keisha Scarville
*Prerequisite Photo I in Black-and-White as approved by Community Programs staff.
Teen Academy Scholarships are available for all courses. If you are in need of financial assistance, download a scholarship application.
Teen Academy Imagemakers
October 1, 2012–June 10, 2013 | Mondays | 4–6:30 pm | $2,100 + $165 fee | Bami Adedoyin
October 4, 2012–June 13, 2013 | Thursdays | 4–6:30 pm | $2,100 + $165 fee | M. Wesley Ham
Prerequisite: Photo II in Black-and-White as approved by Community Programs staff.
Teen Academy Imagemakers enables motivated high school juniors and seniors to advance their photography skills and develop an awareness of the creative and professional possibilities in the field. This yearlong, weekly program provides students with guidance from some of New York's best teaching artists; field trips to museums, galleries, and studios; college-prep workshops; pre-professional assignments; mentorship opportunities in the field; and full access to ICP's facilities. The curriculum provides in-depth study of photography genres, including self-portraiture, documentary, photojournalism, personal vision, fashion, and studio work. All aspects of the curriculum are intended to encourage and inspire the students to further express and strengthen their artistic voices. At the completion of the program, students have created an extensive portfolio, including an artist's statement and resume, and are honored in a gallery exhibition. This program is best suited for students looking to pursue photography further in college or in their future. This program is closed for the 2012–2013 academic year. Applications for the 2013–2014 year will be available in April.
We also invite you to join us for our winter term final presentations on April 6 & 7. For more information regarding that schedule, please contact us at 212.857.0058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Foto Fridays
Teen Foto Fridays invites high school students from across ICP Community Programs to participate in free open labs, technical workshops, and college portfolio preparation. The schedule for Teen Foto Fridays is available at the start of each Teen Academy semester.
These programs are made possible with generous support from the Altman Foundation, The Norman and Heewon Cerk Gift Fund, Ford Foundation Good Neighbor Committee, The Wall Street Journal, The Chervenak-Nunnalle Foundation, Edgar V. Loew, ING Financial Services, Joy of Giving, Inc., and Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.