Teen Academy: Photo I Digital: Visual Storytelling

Course Code: 21STAPV008

Dates: April 11 - June 13, 2021

Meets: Su from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Spring Tuition: $580

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

In this course for beginners, teens will learn the basic principles of digital photography, from composing images to exploring the effects of light. Through visual presentations, group critiques, photographic and writing exercises, a guest artist visit, and virtual trip students will expand their understanding of the technical and aesthetic possibilities of digital image-making. The class culminates with a presentation of photographic projects and writings shared with family and friends.

ICP’s Teen Academy program welcomes teenagers ages 14–19 from across the country and around the world to develop their skills as leaders and visual storytellers in a range of online classes. All curricula is youth-centered and includes: photographic and writing assignments, digital open lab time, visual presentations, discussions, critiques, a virtual field trip, a guest artist visit, and a culminating presentation for family and friends celebrating the students’ achievements.

Need-based scholarships are available for all Teen Academy classes. To apply, please visit: www.icp.org/school/teen-academy. All Spring 2021 classes will be held online Eastern Standard Time (EST) .

Prerequisites: Open to all skill levels. Students ranging from beginner to experienced are welcome.

Notes: In order to participate, students will need access to a smartphone, DSLR or mirrorless camera, or digital point-and-shoot camera to complete assignments. Students receiving a scholarship will be provided with access to the necessary software to complete the course. 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.

Please complete this form upon registration: Teen Academy Online Student Profile Form

Fee: $580.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Curtis Willocks

Curtis Willocks is a freelance photographer and educator. His images have been published in Time, US News and World Report, and Springer Foreign News Service. His photographs have appeared in books published through St. Martin's Press and West Publishing. Advertisements for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Lutheran Medical Center, and Forest City Ratner have also featured his work. Over the last two decades he found his true passion inspiring high school students to tell their stories through photography as an educator with the Children’s Aid Society, Teen Academy at ICP, the High School of Fashion Industries, Summer and Saturday Live at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Friends of Hudson River, and the NYC Department of Education. Curtis is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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