Harvard-Westlake School
Visual Arts Faculty (Photo + Video + Design)


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Pre-College Core: Photography

July 9-20, 2018
10 Sessions and Exhibition
M-F: 2 sections (AM/PM)

This course covers basic principles of all forms of photography using digital technology. Projects encompass studio portraiture, city landscape and photojournalism of local events, while incorporating camera handling, digital manipulation and printing. Students engage in the practice of group critiques to gain insight, learn how to talk about their work and to propel their ideas.  The session ends in a gallery exhibition of work created during the class.  Students must bring their own digital camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed controls.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Through The Lens

February 24-March 31, 2018
6 Sessions
Saturdays 1-4p

SB675B: Through the Lens

This advanced course pays critical attention to the ways photography, video, and film impact the contemporary artist.  Through explorative assignments, students make use of lens-based tools to address a wide scope of concerns: from the impact of social media, to the overt language of advertising, to the poetics of the fine-art exhibition. Each session introduces technical demonstrations supported by group discussions.  Together this provides concrete opportunities to develop skills and further enrich one’s individual development and approach to the medium of photography and video. Students must provide their own lens-based equipment.