Space still available in courses with Guerilla editor Tony Martins


Offered through the part-time studies stream at the School of Photographic Arts Ottawa (SPAO), these two 10-week courses will challenge students to reconsider both the outer world of visual culture and the untold potential of the inner creative world.

 



 


Tuesday nights beginning January 15
REKINDLING CREATIVITY: THE ARTIST'S WAY
January 15 to March 19, 2013
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland
10 sessions ­– 30 hours
Instructor: Tony Martins
Fee: $329.00
 
Based on the immensely popular book The Artist’s Way, this course is a 10-week guided process of artistic self-discovery that will help students identify and overcome personal creative blocks for deeper and more free-flowing access to creative power. Every creative person faces an evolving set of challenges, but the internal obstacles are by far the most difficult to overcome. In a 10-week program adapted from The Artist's Way, students will share experiences of the individual growth they experience through use of daily journal writing, self-assessment exercises, and creative experimentation. Recommended text: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.

To register: http://www.spao.ca/calendar/html/rekindling-creativity.html#parttime


Thursday nights beginning January 17

READING OUR VISUAL CULTURE
January 17 - March 21, 2013
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland
10 sessions ­– 30 hours
Instructor: Tony Martins
Fee: $329.00
 
Images are everywhere. They envelop us through a diversity of media and profoundly affect our interpretations of truth, beauty, and reality. Guided by texts including Visual Culture (Richard Howells and Joaquim Negreiros), this 10-week course will introduce students to the notions of visual literacy, visual persuasion, and the analysis of visual texts. Using analyses found in Guerilla magazine and elsewhere, students will map visual theories onto range of media, with special focus on fine art and photography. The course will address the strengths and weaknesses of six theoretical perspectives on reading imagery: iconology, formalism, art history, ideology, semiotics, and hermeneutics. Students will explore how meaning is made and transmitted in and through imagery and visual literacy as an active, not passive, pursuit that frequently requires a blend of strategies for individualized “ways of looking.” Recommended text: Visual Culture (Richard Howells and Joaquim Negreiros).

To register: http://www.spao.ca/calendar/html/reading-visual-culture.html#parttime

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