An intimate journey into self portrait
Join this 10-day intensive lab to experiment with self portrait, gain a deeper, more intimate understanding of the emotions you want to transmit and explore new possibilities and techniques to express them.
The workshop is a deep exploration of photo intervention techniques. Experience an inward journey and reflect on your emotions and feelings during this time of confinement and change, as much on the outside as on the inside.
Discover nontraditional techniques
The lab is divided in 4 meetings, one every 2-3 days. In each meeting, you’ll get to know different contemporary artists and their production and explore different photo intervention techniques.
The artists you will learn about in the sessions do not work with photography in a traditional way--they use multimedia or nontraditional approaches and interesting techniques that give unique expressive power to their work.
You’ll apply what you learn and deepen your work based on a self portrait project, which will be a personal exploration of the theme of self portrait. You choose the technique--whether with painting, drawing, collage or 3D sculpture.
You’ll receive individualized feedback and coaching in a private 1-on-1 review with me. During the personal review I will help you direct your work in order to find clarity and understand better your artistic journey.
As you progress through the lab, you’ll also have the chance to exchange ideas, share progress and give feedback with other students in your class.
The course is appropriate for all levels, whether you’re a professional, student or amateur.
Meetings are held every three days over the course of 10 days.
First meeting: Emotions and Expression
Presentation of 3 artists
Second meeting: Techniques
My workflow and different techniques I use in my work
Techniques and their limits
Third meeting: Creation
Presentation of various contemporary artists
Collective work review in a zoom meeting
Fourth meeting : Presentation
See the work of other contemporary artists
Discuss embroidery and photo transfer
Final collective work review
You’ll share a personal work review with me after the first or second collective session.
How to sign up
Email me at email@example.com to register
I’ll add you to a private Facebook group where we are going to share our work and tips collectively as well as discuss our progress.
What you’ll need
A camera or a phone, a printer or other access to print photos, magazines or newspapers, paint, markers, thread, and needle. Alternatively, if you don’t have the above. a computer with internet connection and a basic photographic software is okay.
Dates & cost
June 15th-24th, 2020
Meet your instructor
Maya Alice Art
Maciejka Alicja Art was born in Lodz, Poland in 1983, and moved to Italy at the age of 7. She studied and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice first and gained an MA in professional photography and video making in 2009. She moved to London in 2011 where she discovered moving images either as artistic expression and documentary professional work. Shel also started a collaboration with different new media artists and musicians and participated in exhibitions curated by Franko B and James Elphic.
3 years ago, Maciejka started travelling to Latin America and Mexico where she undertook different art residencies and projects, such as "las chicas de Iquitos" in the Amazon in Peru, published on the WITNESS JOURNAL, and "Mexican Flowers" a large body of work done in Mexico, representing nudes of Mexican Women of different ages, in a solo exhibition in Lodz, Poland, her native town . The exhibition focused on contemporary issues around the concept of femininity as a universal matter of metaphor and understanding of the surrounding world.
In Colombia she participated in two art residencies with Casa Tres Patio in Medellin. Ciudad Movil and PERIFERIA, an independent and subversive dance company from Cartagena.
Following the documentary vocation in December 2016, she completed a film in Afghanistan for a Italian NGO EMERGENCY about a hospital for women only. Maciejka currently lives in Mexico City where she's publishing a photo book developed during a one year long workshop at Hydra.
Deadline: Saturday 2 January 2021 at 23:00h
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