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Native Lens: Digital/Analog Photography

Learn the art of design, content, and workflow in digital photography processes with contemporary fine art photographer Cara Romero (Chemehuevi).

In this five day workshop you will learn about the “art of seeing”, ways of working with your camera and shooting. Students will understand the complete workflow–from capture to editing to print. During shared time, Cara will speak about her unique approach to working with a variety of subject matter and how to approach the art of photography.

On day one and two you will discuss, decide on subject matter, and capture hundreds of photos. By the end of day 2, you will select 1-2 best images.

Days 3 and 4, you will edit your files.

On the fifth and final day you will send your photographs for print with and receive them from the printers within 1 week.

This is an all levels course.

  • Padded cushion for your seat
  • Back support device
  • Clamp on light
  • Clip on fan for comfort
  • Reading glasses if necessary

Native American & Inland Empire Teacher Scholarships 

Generous donors have made scholarships and fellowships for adult workshops available on a limited basis for these specific groups:

  1. Native American Community Leaders, Artists, Members, and Teachers
  2. Inland Empire Teachers, Professors, and Graduate Students

Scholarships include tuition, dorm housing, and all meals provided by the campus dining service.

Scholarship Details: 

  1. Native American Community Members, Leaders, Artists, and Teachers
    For adults 19 and older with current tribal affiliation, the scholarship brings community leaders, artists, members, and teachers to workshops at Idyllwild Arts to benefit both the scholarship recipients themselves and those in their schools or tribal communities. Applicants with financial needs may receive priority. We also offer scholarships for Native American Teens for both the Summer Program and the Academy.
  2. Inland Empire Teachers, Professors, and Graduate Students
    For teachers and graduate students from the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and the adjacent areas), this scholarship brings teachers and graduate students to Idyllwild Arts to attend Native American Arts workshops. The Native American Arts Workshops benefit both recipients and their students and communities, providing culturally appropriate instruction and professional development to teachers and graduate students. Applicants with financial needs may receive priority. These scholarships are made possible through the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians.

Click here for more information about adult scholarships.

Age: 19 years and above

Dates: June 12-16, 2023

Tuition, room, and board (each session): $1719

Day student tuition (each session): $840

Lab Fee: $80, includes the use of a camera?, all tools in class, printing paper, etc….(please add what a lab fee would cover in regards to cost for supplies per person.)

Skill Level: All levels

Enrollment is limited to 10 students.

Faculty: Cara Romero

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