The Composite Eye
Here is the photo I made on the course
A Greg Klassen Workshop Visit his web site here.
March 15, 16 & 17
Crofton Room, Harbour House Hotel
This is a workshop on perception.
We will explore the camera as an extension of our imagination; as a tool that will allow us to capture not simply a reality existing outside of us, but will make real our very individual perceptions.
We will examine current understanding of how philosophy, mechanics and the practical application of human perception influence the creative use of the camera to explore artistic intent.
The camera thus becomes less a recording instrument and more an extension of our imagination – a means of communicating to others how we perceive the world – moving us from “taking” to “making” photographs.
We will start on Friday with an evening reception followed by a talk outlining the conceptual and practical approaches presented in the workshop, ending with a question and answer period.
Sessions on Saturday, Saturday evening and Sunday will involve a series of talks, photographic outings and work critiques focusing on the four critical components of the perceptual process: colour, form, motion and depth, and the interaction between imagination, camera and virtual darkroom in realizing our perceptions.
Handouts will support the presentations.
The weekend ends with a slide show demonstrating one particular perspective on the creative application of the principles explored during the workshop.
Bring your camera, and if possible a laptop or tablet computer.
Bring an open mind (a closed one is welcome as well, but we take no responsibility for what happens if it gets pried open)
In response to suggestions, the length of the workshop is shortened by four hours, from 22 to 18, eliminating the Sunday evening session, and reducing the cost from $110 to $98.
Workhop time – (classroom/discussion & outings) is 18 hours.
The cost is $98; Class limit is 25
Contact Chris Dixon email@example.com 250 537 2840 for more information and to register.
Greg Klassen was born in cold-war Germany, and grew up immersed in diverse cultures and languages. The camera, and the question of how we perceive the world have been a large part of Greg’s life. He has worked as a Science Writer, Lab technician, Teacher, Researcher and Photographer/Artist. Greg pursues his love of photography with a passion bordering on the obsessive.
After an ~30 year carrier as a scientist, Greg earned a Diploma in Visual Arts from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in 2009; in 2010 he was named Emerging Artist of the Year by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and in 2012 he graduated with a Masters of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Since 2009 Greg has participated in over 30 group and solo exhibits. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections in Canada and abroad.
Audio clip of Greg Klassen talking about this course;
Two Ravens Studio
285 Beaver Point Rd.
Salt Spring Island
BC, V8K 1Y8
Tel.:250 930 7284