Catamount Spring Arts Classes Include Photography and Fun with Food | Entertainment

Catamount Arts has announced two upcoming children’s arts classes beginning next month: Photo Projects, for new and experienced photo buffs alike, and Play with Your Food, which teaches kids to make fine art from materials found right in the kitchen.

Photo Projects, taught by Cornelia Hasenfuss of Peacham, is for students ages 8-14. The class will take place Tuesdays, May 2 through the 23rd, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Catamount’s Outback Artspace. This four-week course is an opportunity for young photographers to explore the idea of working on a photography project. Students will review the basics of photography such as camera controls, framing, and the decisive moment, and then apply these principals to a photo project. The class will explore some specific themes through guided shoots in and around St. Johnsbury, and students will complete a small cohesive portfolio of work.

During class time, Photo Projects participants will critique and edit each weeks’ work and examine each other’s portfolios. This class is appropriate for beginning photographers, but it is also appropriate for students who have already taken a photography class with Cornelia, as they can add to their existing photo portfolios by focusing on new project.

Instructor Cornelia Hasenfuss has been making images for over 25 years. She trained at the Maine Photographic Workshop and taught most recently at the Cardigan School in Canaan, N.H. She also ran a high school AP program in Sandy, Utah. Her teaching experience includes portfolio prep and review, large format photography, studio lighting, medium format camera use, basic camera use, and all forms of darkroom skills from basic black and white silver printing to film development and historical printing processes. Her personal art focuses on landscape images as well as collage techniques including…

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