In our last New Artist sessions we focused on the art of photography. We started in the classroom to get to know our cameras. Working in groups each kid was able to set up their own photo shoot to practice the different tools we discussed such as framing, perspective, and subject. We had a lot of fun modeling and trying to find different ways to see things.
The next week we took our newly learned skills out to the streets to capture things that we found interesting or beautiful in the neighborhood. We walked a few blocks around the school looking at things we might see everyday more closely than before. By zooming in and out we were able to see the same subjects with different perspectives and the kids were able to try out their own styles! We ended the walk at Cupka Joe's where Ms. Shannon treated the class to strawberry smoothies! It was the perfect sunny day for our trip!
The kids all got so many great shots, a few of which you can check out below!
It was great to see the perspective each student had on their neighborhood and classroom and the things they found important. The photo walk was definitely the most fun class of the year for all of us!