Teen Academy Classes
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 field trip—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. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of prints and an artist’s statement. The course culminates in a final presentation for family and friends.
$700 + $55 fee
Photography I in Black-and-White
15MTAFB000A | July 13–August 5 | Monday & Wednesday | 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Brenna McLaughlin
15MTAFB000B | July 14–August 7 | Tuesday 2:00–5:00 pm | Friday 10:00 am–1:00 pm | Ifétayo Abdus-Salam
15MTAFB000C | July 14–August 6 | Tuesday & Thursday | 2:00–5:00 pm | Curtis Willocks
Photography II in Black-and-White*
15MTAFB100 | July 13–August 5 | Monday & Wednesday | 2:00–5:00 pm | Bradly Dever Treadaway
Photography I in Color*
15MTAFC100 | July 14–August 6 | Tuesday & Thursday | 2:00–5:00 pm | Sarah Warshaw
*Prerequisite: Photo I in Black-and-White as approved by Community Programs staff
NYC IN FOCUS: SUMMERTIME STORIES
Photography is everywhere, but how do you tell a story through your photographs? This two-week intensive digital photography class takes students on a whirlwind adventure around New York City while teaching them to capture their unique perspectives along the way. From the bright lights of Times Square to the nostalgia of Nathan’s Famous and the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island to the unique character of our diverse neighborhoods, students use photography to show the magic of the city through their eyes. Demonstrations and hands-on lessons introduce students to the craft and aesthetics of photography as well as enhance their digital skills using the camera, computer, and printer. Through writing exercises, different techniques are presented for using words with images. Critiques led by faculty and guest artists foster confidence, as students discuss their images and reflect upon their progress. By the end of the course, students will have developed a portfolio of prints with accompanying text—telling their summertime stories. The program culminates in a final presentation for family and friends.
$1,670 + $75 fee
15MTADP000A | July 6–17 | Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:00 pm | Blake Ogden
15MTADP000B | July 6–17 | Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:00 pm | Keisha Scarville
15MTADP000C | July 27–August 7 | Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:00 pm | Keisha Scarville
15MTADP000D | July 27–August 7 | Monday–Friday | 10:00 am–4:00 pm | Lesly Deschler-Canossi
There is no prerequisite for this course. DSLR cameras, courtesy of Canon USA, are provided to all who need them. Classes are held at one of ICP's partnership sites, the High School of Fashion Industries, located at 225 West 24th Street in Manhattan.
Teen Academy Imagemakers is a year-long, after-school program accommodating 36 motivated juniors and seniors in high school. Students advance photography skills while developing an understanding of the creative and professional possibilities in the field.
To apply, download the Imagemakers application and return it with the requested documentation to the ICP School admissions office via email, mail, or in-person drop off. Application requirements include a photography portfolio of 10–15 B&W prints, a completed Student Questionnaire, and one letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor (not a family member) who is familiar with your work.
— Deadline: September 5, 2015, by 5 pm EST