Teach Me to Leave Dreams Alone

Course Code: 23SCEPV327

Dates: February 11 - April 15, 2023

Meets: Sa from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Course Tuition: $440


In this class we will look at the practice of self-portraiture as if it is a room. A space. A container. What are the makings of it? What can be made of it? What does it hold outside of our physical body? What can it hold outside of our physical body and furthermore what can be imaged of it? These are the questions that will lay the groundwork for how we will challenge the traditions of photographic self-portraiture. We will think about performance, still life photography, conceptual photography and documentary. But most importantly, we will think about our relationship to interior space–our rooms, literally, metaphorically or both. And, in the thinking of all of these different elements, it will help create self-portraits that move within and outside of the realm of the common definition of a photographic self-portrait: the photographer standing in front of the lens. Students will come out of this class with a new body of work. The class will include discussions, critiques and technical guidance.

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.

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. 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.

Fee: $440.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Shala Miller

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
02/11/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
02/18/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
02/25/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
03/04/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
03/11/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
03/25/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
04/01/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
04/15/2023Saturday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom

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