Poetry of Abstraction with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Four Sessions)
Photo by Susan Burnstine

Poetry of Abstraction with Susan Burnstine (Online Learning – Four Sessions)

  • May 3, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 10, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 17, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • May 24, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

Viewing the world indirectly offers us a unique opportunity to communicate ideas and emotions in ways that move beyond the usual representation of a subject. Whether our inspiration takes root in grand landscapes or the smallest of microscopic organisms, the possibilities are endless when we examine the world from diverse perspectives.

This online workshop gives participants the skills to identify key abstract elements and skills to create compositions that bear little or no resemblance to the subject at hand. As we explore how metaphor relates to nonfigurative images, we effectively uncover the best approaches for realizing our personal visions, delving into techniques such as selective focus, multiple exposure, reflection, intentional camera movement, light and shadow, and context.

Through real-time presentations, group critiques, guest artist talks, portfolio reviews and weekly assignments that can be completed anywhere that inspires; students will develop confidence to create abstract images that reach beyond conventional graphic form to achieve distinctive poetic representation.

This workshop is strictly limited to 10 students.

Susan Burnstine (http://www.susanburnstine.com/) is an award-winning professional fine art and commercial photographer who builds homemade cameras and lenses using plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects. Susan is represented in galleries across the globe and widely published throughout the world. She frequently curates and serves on juries for exhibitions and has written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography (UK). Additionally, she teaches workshops across North America and is a regular portfolio reviewer at events across the country. Susan’s first monograph, Within Shadows, earned the Gold Award for PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris (Px3) in the Professional Fine Art Books category. She was also selected for Photo-Eye’s 2011 booklist. Her second monograph, Absence of Being, was published by Damiani Editore in Fall 2016 and has earned much critical praise.

A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at info@lacphoto.org.

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    Four Sessions
    Dates: Tuesdays, May 3-24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PST
    Enrollment Limit: 10 students
    Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
    Tuition: $775



    This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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