Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Photo Club: Exploring Nature

For our final session, we explored Grandview Park, the local park in Allentown.

Photo by Robert

Grandview Park is part of Emerald View Park, a 257 acre urban park full of trails. While we were on our hike, we noticed that the view is a mix of natural elements layered over an urban landscape. Through the trees, the students could see Cupples Stadium, where they have their annual field day to celebrate the end of the school year.

Photo by Robert

We found small streams and photographed color and light. We also practiced our earlier lessons such as looking for texture, shapes and shadows. 

Photo by Amier

Photo by Amier

Photo by Robert

At the end of our hike, we went back to ALEC and looked through the dozens of prints I've made of my work and the students' work.  My hope is that the prints will be a way to continue the story our documentation of Allentown.  They will stay at ALEC so that the staff can use them as materials for future art projects-- collages, buttons, multi-media narratives, etc. 

Photo Club is a project designed by Renee Greenlee, a Photography Intensive student at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.  The goal of Photo Club is to provide students with the tools and skills that they need to be the authors of their own visual stories. 

This project is supported in part by the Spark Fund for Early Learning at The Sprout Fund and is hosted by the Brashear Association's Allentown Learning & Engagement Center (ALEC). 

To learn more about Photo Club, check out our first three posts, herehere and here.



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