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  • 2019 Summer Arts - Barbara Tyroler

    Enhancing Your Creative Vision:
    A Photographic Journey 

    July 1 - 3, 2019
    Medium: Photography

    Level: Intermediate to Advanced
    Cost: $400 - (Price includes: Sunday evening opening reception, tuition & healthy, catered lunches each day)
    Lab Fee: $35

    On campus lodging available - see below.

    Join photography artist Barbara Tyroler for a 3-day photographic journey to explore techniques and strategies that will sharpen your vision and enrich your skills and build strong and evocative imagery. Capture the beauty of the rural landscape of Cullowhee within the backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. We will use artificial and ambient light modifiers to portray our subjects in both the directorial posed and the documentary traditions. We will also experiment with extended camera controls, stretching exposure time with slow shutter speeds, zooming in for selective focus through shallow perception, or broadening our visions through extended depth of field. Rising early, we will explore what happens when the sun is low, or if the sun escapes us for the full 3 days, we will consider grey and luminous colors that emerge in the fog.

    Small group critique sessions will serve to sharpen our editing skills and inspire stimulating conversations, while individualized sessions allow for personal critique and portfolio development. We will analyze the work with attention to concept and intentionality while discussing the formal artistic aspects of composition, design, color, and tonality.

    Students may use their laptops for image editing, their i-phones or professional gear for image making. 
    A very basic understanding of Photoshop is helpful.

    During the week we will consider these themes:

    • Intimate indoor spaces
    • The outdoor landscape and waterscape of Cullowhee
    • The environmental portrait within interior and exterior spaces
    • Formalistic elements that contribute to emotion and meaning

    Barbara Tyroler is an educator, photographer, and community worker. Barbara received her M.F.A. in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She served on the art faculty of the university’s College Park Campus for 10 years and has been a guest instructor at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute since moving to North Carolina. Her commercial and advocacy work place an emphasis on site-specific portraiture for corporations, universities, and health-oriented non-profits. She creates fine art semi-abstracted water portraiture for exhibition, individual clients, and families. The recipient of over 35 individual and community arts grants, she received the prestigious Into the Streets Community Arts commission, a project that won her a statewide 2014 Arts and Humanities award for her work with Autism and water portraiture. Her photography resides in numerous public and private collections.    www.barbaratyroler.comSTUDENT SUPPLY LIST:

    • Image capture device options: camera, smart phone, iPad

    • Laptop or iPad with attachments or web capacity for uploading, editing, and viewing 

    • Portfolio of prints or digital images to share

    • Extra batteries, charger cords, memory cards

    • Optional: iPhone apps, Tripod, reflectors, flash, other photo accessories as desired, hiking boots, suntan lotion, bug spray

    Upon registration you will receive a questionnaire and instructor availability for individualized preparation and suggestions as desired - View links to Barbara’s work through her website and Instagram feed:

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    Refund Policies:
    Summer Workshops
    • A full refund is made when a student registers for a workshop that is canceled or already full at the time of registration.
    • An email or letter cancellation is required for withdrawals. Students who withdraw before April 30 receive a refund of the workshop deposit less a 25% registration & processing fee. Any housing and meal deposits will be refunded in full.
    • If a cancellation is made after April 30, the deposit is forfeited, but a credit for the amount may be applied to another workshop that same calendar year. You may also transfer your deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. (There are some workshops that may have earlier cut off dates due to demand - this will be noted in your confirmation email.
    • Students who withdraw after May 1 even if workshop was paid in full, receive  no refund  but can transfer to another workshop during the calendar year or transfer their deposit to a friend or family member for that same calendar year or make a  tax deductible donation  to Cullowhee Mountain ARTS. 
    • If you are flying, we strongly recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance from your travel agent in the event an unforeseen medical emergency.

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