WE OFFER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES IN BOTH DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND TRADITIONAL BLACK AND WHITE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY.
Mid-Winter Break 2019: February 18 - 22
Classes will be 10am - 3pm, see days below.
Workshops are offered on a sliding scale with scholarships available.
Street Photography (digital) 2/18, 2/21, 2/22 only (M, TH, F)
Explore your community, with a camera in hand, learning different techniques on how to capture the world around you with a camera. Visit Seattle neighborhoods, taking photos of the bustling streets, people and buildings.
Creative Black & White Darkroom 2/18, 2/19, 2/20 only (M, T, W)
Dive deep into black & white darkroom photography, learning the history, chemistry and magic of making your prints come alive.
Storytelling through Photography (digital) 2/18 - 2/22 (M-F)
Artists have been using photography as a way to tell stories since its inception. This class explores that history as well as how we can use modern digital photography and imaging as a storytelling medium. Over the course we will be looking at how light, color, and composition can affect moods, how to create an effective series of photos, and learning to use our own narrative voice.
Classes are open to youth ages 13 - 19 years old. They must fill out an application (register above), but do not need to complete an interview.
We provide all necessary materials and supplies, including a quality camera for each student to check out for the entire quarter. Our custom-designed photography facility is inviting, well-equipped, and well-maintained. Our professional teaching artists are all paid professionals in the field.
SERVICE LEARNING HOURS
Seattle Public School students can earn Service Learning Hours by taking a class with us! See your school counselor for a form, complete our class, and have us sign the form for you!
Please complete the above application. A non-refundable deposit of $25 will be required to hold your placement, if offered a spot in one of our classes. However, no student will be turned away for lack of funds.
We provide participants with the instruction, resources, and equipment they need to share their unique and personal stories through photography.
Our supportive and inclusive community provides a sense of belonging and safety for youth from a variety of backgrounds, fostering positive connections between underserved youth and adult teachers and mentors while providing individualized attention and support.
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“I like everything about the Youth in Focus community, teachers, staff, mentors, labs, books, everything and everyone. Youth in Focus is a great community that gives huge opportunities for teens, and teens love it!”
Olesya G., Youth in Focus student