Deconstructing the Portrait

Course Code: 23SCEPO011

Dates: January 25 - April 12, 2023

Meets: W from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $915

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.

Note: This class is offered in partnership with Pace University and is open for enrollment for Pace University Undergraduate students.

Students in this course are exposed to various mediums working with portraiture and the figure such as sculpture, painting and photography. The book Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell is a main source of inspiration and reference as a lead to understanding identity, feminism, the “glitch,” the future and how that can inform how we look at and make images - specifically portraits. Students will push their understanding of portraits by using other mediums such as collage, and painting to engaging with the malleability of photography and the influence of texts to understand what it means to be human in our current climate and how to represent that in their own thoughtful way.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. Masks are strongly recommended, but not required in class and in other public areas of ICP to protect the health and safety of all employees, students and visitors. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Image: Jeanette Spicer, Gunnison Beach, What It Means To Be Here, 2021
Fee: $915.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 895.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Jeanette Spicer

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
01/25/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/01/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/08/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/15/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/22/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/01/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/08/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/22/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/29/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
04/12/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Bring five images from a previous project that is photographic in nature (meaning it stems from a photograph but can, for example, be a collage), along with your interest in taking the class and what you hope to get out of it.


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