This class is a 2-parter! $33 gets you in to both!
Old school art and science still wow the modern masses! In this class you will be introduced to the history of photography, taken through all of the steps to build your own pinhole camera using re-purposed goods (namely an oatmeal container, and a soda pop or beer can) guided through the process of taking “pictures” using your handmade camera, and then developing them into prints in the darkroom.
Class 1 on October 20: Making the camera (we'll learn all about the history of photography and build your own camera)
Class 2 on October 27: Using the camera (we'll be using a dark room to develop YOUR photos!)
All supplies will be provided, however if you have a soda can or oatmeal container sitting in your recycling can, bring it along!
We might even add an additional session of photographing & development in which you will learn how to make a reverse image (“positive”) of your “negative” pinhole prints to create a unique art piece.
About the teacher:
Chattanooga-born artist Carrie Pendergrass has been making art for as long as she can remember. She received her B.F.A. degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting from the University of TN. Knoxville in 1997 and has been working as a freelance artist and in creative work environments ever since. She began teaching art in various public and private capacities to all age groups from young to adult, upon her return to Chattanooga in 1998. She eventually decided to go to back to school and in 2005 received her M.Ed. from the University of TN. Chattanooga, along with a certification to teach art in k-12. She worked as a full-time art teacher on the middle and high school levels until 2012, when she left teaching to pursue her dream of owning her own store/ studio/ art gallery via the River City Company’s Project Pop Up initiative program. She had to close her brick & mortar store, Sewn to the Sky, at the beginning of this year, but is still making art and doing freelance art instruction, whilst trying to find a job that she loves in the arts field.