Selfie

Free Workshop Opportunity

Self-Discovery through Self-Portraiture: Beyond the Selfie

An experiential workshop using your iPhone (or other mobile phone)

No prior photography or art experience needed.

Here is a great opportunity for you to share in the process of creating a new workshop experience. I am inviting you, at no cost, (yes that means it is free) to be part of my new workshop, Self-Discovery through Self-Portraiture: Beyond the Selfie. This is a exploration of self using the your iPhone (or other mobile phone).

I am looking for volunteers who would like to be part of a trial presentation of, Self-Discovery through Self-Portraiture: Beyond the Selfie, currently in the development stage. Participants will create self-portraits using the technology of the mobile phone with the possibility of also using some mixed media techniques. The images will then be used as a way to explore the self.

Don’t panic, this workshop does not require prior knowledge of photography or art. You will not be judged on your artistic talent. The focus is not about creating masterpieces but about having fun while exploring who you are. If you can push a shutter button you are good to go. The only tool you will need is your iPhone (or other mobile phone with a camera).

The current structure is for three sessions that are two hours each. Most of the work will be done in the allotted time however there may be simple homework assignments. The sessions will be augmented with mini-lectures on the history of artist who have created notable self-portraits including Rembrandt, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and Cindy Sherman.

There is no fee for being part of this first edition of this workshop however there may be a small charge for materials. I only require three things from you: 1) that you commit to coming to all the sessions; 2) you will be an active participant and have fun and; 3) you will give feedback on what parts of the workshop series work well and where I could make some adjustments.

The date and time of the workshops will be scheduled to best fit the times of the participants.

If you are interested in taking advantage of me please email me at fictum@mac.com and include the word SELFIE in the subject line.