Imagine 7 days, nestled in a rambling Baroque villa in a medieval town surrounded by chestnut forests in the hills of Tuscany. What better setting to immerse yourself in a supportive community of faculty and peers and focus entirely on your creative process.
Group critiques, informative visual presentations and individual meetings with faculty are designed to help you further understand your work and prepare it for presentation to a wider audience.
In addition, each participant will have an individual critique with Carol and James to further distill and refine a body of work and meet with Mary Virginia to identify supportive audiences and venues for your projects.
Each evening we will dine around a communal table for memorable meals and further discuss the topics of the day.
Throughout the workshop there will be opportunities for you to photograph in our beautiful Tuscan mountaintop village and neighboring forest. We have also set aside a day to visit the historic city of Lucca for a refreshing day of sightseeing, and bicycle ride around the town on its famous Renaissance-era intact city walls.
JAMES HAJICEK is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University where he taught fine art photography for 34 years. As a practicing artist his area of specialization is late 19th century photographic printing processes.
CAROL PANARO-SMITH has held a number of positions both as a teacher and arts administrator throughout the Phoenix area for over 30 years. Some highlights in her career include establishing Alchemy Studio, a working and teaching studio in Phoenix and Program Director & Curator of Art Intersection in Gilbert, Arizona.
Together, Carol and James have spent decades mentoring artists. Their seminars on taking your work to the next level have helped numerous artists accomplish their goals of project completion, exhibitions and/or gallery representation. The works that they create in their own collaborative artistic practice are in numerous public and private collections throughout the world.
MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON is an educator and author who guides artists to find the strengths in their work, identify appropriate audiences, and present their work in a professional, informed manner. Her broad background in the photography industry encompasses the fine art, editorial, commercial and licensing arenas, bringing an important range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of art to her students and clients. Swanson’s workshops on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in advancing their careers. She is based in Tucson, Arizona and New York City.Website: http://mvswanson.com/ Instagram: @maryvirginiaswanson Portrait of Mary Virginia Swanson by Jamie Williams.
LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS
Workshop fee includes all of the following:
This experience has been created for photographers who seek a deeper understanding of their creative process as they prepare to present their work to a broader audience. Accepted photographers should be prepared to share at least one body of work that is in progress or nearing completion, and be ready to find an appreciative audience for this work.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application and detailed instructions.
Within 10 days of acceptance, a $500 deposit will be required to secure your place in this workshop. You will be sent additional and more detailed information after receiving your deposit. The remaining balance will be due July 15, 2019.