SFW Online

The Poetry of Abstraction

with Susan Burnstine

September 7 – 28, 2022

Wednesdays; 10:45 am – 1:15 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $595.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Viewing the world indirectly offers us a golden opportunity to express ideas and emotions in ways that move beyond the usual representations of a subject. Whether our inspiration takes root in grand landscapes or the smallest of microscopic organisms, the possibilities are endless when we examine the world from different perspectives.

This online workshop gives participants the skills to identify key abstract elements and skills to create compositions that bear little or no resemblance to the subject at hand. As we explore how metaphor relates to nonfigurative images, we effectively uncover the best approaches for realizing our personal visions, delving into techniques such as selective focus, multiple exposure, reflection, intentional camera movement, light and shadow, and context.

We discover innovative ways to reimagine the world around us through real-time presentations, group critiques, portfolio reviews, and weekly assignments that can be completed anywhere—your home, your backyard, your street, your city, a local park, a nature walk, or any place that sparks inspiration.

By the end of four weeks, your mind has expanded and you feel confident creating abstract images that reach beyond conventional graphic form to achieve distinctive poetic representation.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Participants must be able to select and organize images using image editing software for class sessions.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 10:45 am – 1:15 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting September 7 and ending on September 28 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For workshops with Susan Burnstine, recordings of the image critiques are posted privately following each class session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down two weeks after the final session to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art
about
Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK).

A popular workshop instructor, Susan is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Get to know Susan in our Inspiration Series video »

Website: susanburnstine.com

Instagram: @susanburnstine

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