Into the Fold: Artist/Mother Identity

Course Code: 21SCEPV00006

Dates: June 3 - July 8, 2021

Meets: Th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Spring Tuition: $555

While mothering has long been the subject of artworks, it is only recently that the artist/mother identity has become a more widely supported topic of contemporary art. With a global pandemic revealing caregiving as an essential, all-consuming role, how has this moment impacted art production and how can artist/mothers find support for their work? Focusing on artist/mother identity in art history, lens-based students in this class can either build on or edit, sequence, and complete an existing body of work.This course is limited to 12 students.

Prerequisite: Open to All Skill Levels: Students ranging from beginner to experienced will be successful in classes.

Note: All camera formats are welcome.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Lesly Deschier-Canossi
Image: Lesly Deschler-Canossi
Fee: $555.00
Hours:18.00

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Spring Tuition$ 535.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Full Time Electives$ -20.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Lesly Deschler Canossi

Faculty Bio

Lesly lives in Beacon, New York. She is faculty at International Center of Photography (ICP), owner of Fiber Ink Studio, a pigment print and drum scan lab and co-creator of Women Picturing Revolution. She holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has taught at the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Cortona, Italy, the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Harlem School of the Arts. She recently created and taught a course entitled Navigating the Domestic: Mother As Artist at ICP and co-created and taught the seminar Women Picturing Revolution: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora at Columbia University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies. In 2014 her book Domestic Negotiations was published by with ICP edu and she continues to work on this series and believes this to be a lifelong pursuit as the role of mother, wife, and artist is not a fixed position. Most recently, her photographic work was exhibited at Foto DC and published in Secret Behavior Magazine and Landscape Stories. In November of 2016, she co-curated Women Picturing Revolution panel event at the International Center of Photography, New York.


Date Day Time Location
06/03/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/10/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/17/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
06/24/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/01/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom
07/08/2021Thursday10 AM to 1 PM Online Zoom Classroom

For introductions, day one, please come prepared with 15 to 20 images of current or past work.

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