Students will learn to compose and capture compelling images, with plenty of hands-on exploration both in the Zoom studio and out in the world. Participants will cover the fundamentals of composition and photo theory as well as the technical aspects of operating a digital camera (or phone camera) and basic editing. The emphasis will be on developing a “photographer’s eye” for engaging subjects and forms, as well as translating a vision into a skillfully executed image.
Lia Sutton is a New York City-born artist, based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Sutton’s work is propelled by play, embodiment, and movement. She has exhibited her sculpture, drawing, printmaking, video and participatory art work nationally and internationally. She is an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. She received her MFA from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and her BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She also studied at the Escuela de Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. She has taught art to students of all ages for over a decade.