Image Project Workshops
The Image Project Workshops are all run by Kate Collingwood Photography, and can be tailored to suit your group size. Workshops can be run within school programmes, both on and off campus, catering to the needs of each year level. Workshops for individuals and small private groups of 4-6 are also available, for a more personalised and in-depth approach.
Participants will require a smartphone (with camera) and an open mind.
01. The creative image (Yr 6 students)
Year 6 Students are creative and inquisitive beings, ready to explore the world around them, yet still within safe boundaries. They are not yet old enough to engage in social media such as; Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, yet it is just around the corner...So now is the perfect time to introduce them to the world of visual stories.
The workshop for Yr 6 Students will begin with an Introduction into 'what makes a good image' and 'how to tell a story with an image'. We will explore a range of different images that show key elements such as; composition, perspective, light, shadow, close-up detail, cropping, and editing. Using their smartphones we will work on in-class photography exercises, exploring new ways of telling visual stories with a few select objects.
The second stage will be conducted outside, exploring their surrounds (within the school grounds). Working in small groups of 4-6, we will make exciting images that include- creative portraits, fun group shots, focus on detail, unusual perspective, and playing with light and reflections. Once again we will review the images captured by the students, encouraging positive feedback and new ideas.
The final and most rewarding stage is seeing their work exhibited. Highlights and inspiring photos will be posted on The Image Project blog (with parental consent) and a small exhibition of work will be displayed in the school.
These workshops are designed to be flexible and should fit within the current curriculum.
Total time of Workshop - Approx.4-5hrs over 2-3 sessions.
Please contact us for pricing details.
02. The social image (yrs 7-9)
Year 7-10 Students are leading a social life, heavily entrenched in imagery. Majority of students have a smartphone and use some form of social media regularly. Imagery, in particular their own image, is the main focus of interactions, and unfortunately it is not always a positive one. This workshop is not about lecturing students on the appropriate use of social media, but rather, introducing them to a world of intriguing and creative photography.
The workshop for Yrs 7-10 will begin with an informal introduction into 'what makes a good image', 'how we can tell our story through images', and 'discovering positive influencers on social media'.
We will explore a range of different images and styles, discussing key elements such as light, shadow, mood, perspective, composition, messages and stories. Using their smartphones we will work on in-class photography exercises, exploring new ways of telling visual stories with a few select objects, and exploring creative portraiture.
The second stage will be about taking all those new elements outside, with a photographic exploration of street life. This part of the workshop is best tied into a scheduled school excursion. Working in small groups of 4-6 students we will look at the world around them, a world they see every day yet don't often take the time to observe. We will look for details within the bigger picture, trying out new perspectives, environmental portraits, and composition using architecture. Once again we will review all work captured by the students, and encourage positive and insightful feedback. Further exploration into the use of creative imagery on social media platforms can also be discussed.
The final, and most rewarding stage, is seeing their work displayed. Highlights and inspiring photos will be posted on The Image Project blog (with parental consent) and a small exhibition will be displayed at the school. The opportunity to have their image printed can also be arranged.
These workshops are designed to be flexible and should fit within the current curriculum. We often tailor particular projects for each year level, depending on their ‘Wellbeing’ focus, and the amount of time available. Projects such as; ‘Creative Portraiture’, ‘Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary’, ‘Visual Stories’, and ‘Projecting Your Image to the World’.
Total time of workshop - Approx.4-6hrs over 2-3 sessions
Please contact us for pricing details.
“The Year 8 students engaged incredibly well with Kate’s Image Project workshop. Kate’s expertise in photography, combined with her knowledge of young people ensured that she was able to deliver an expert program that was perfectly pitched to the students. She required the Year 8 students to think creatively, learning skills in photography and aesthetic, while simultaneously asking them to consider how they represent themselves online. Overall, the Year 8s loved working with Kate and their photography projects were mature, sophisticated and reflective of the skills they acquired.”
Katherine Barton Yr8 Coordinator, MGGS
“It was a pleasure working with Kate and observing her inspire our Year 7 students to visually document their City Week experience. She was professional to work with, organised in the delivery of the workshops and presented in an engaging way which captivated the student’s attention. Kate encouraged the girls to be challenged in their thinking about how they take photographs. She opened up their eyes to the possibility of composing interesting and dynamic photos that told a story and used compositional techniques, colour and lighting to full effect. The photos the girls produced for their City Week Presentations were creative and visually stunning. We were very proud of their accomplishments in such a short time and cant thank Kate enough for her commitment and encouragement of the students while she worked with our cohort to bring out their best.”
Sally Hill Yr7 Coordinator, MGGS