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Building a Creative Practice

with Gail Albert Halaban

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Course Description

Humans are creative by nature, but global pandemic lockdowns have provided challenges for many of us who’ve lost our tried-and-true ways of finding inspiration. Without the ability to move freely and interact with others, how do we build a creative practice?

Gail Albert Halaban offers a series of exercises to help you access and develop your creativity during these unusual times. In weekly meetings, she presents exercises for honing your skills regardless of artistic talent or experience, including careful observation, conscious doodling, a Zoom-based portrait exercise, and much more.

Using empathy to connect with our community and fellow participants, we look at each other’s images while focusing on the work of fine-art photographers and examining their creative processes. Throughout all four weeks, participants engage in weekly assignments to find their voice, connect to inspiration, and build creative momentum.

Making time for art teaches us to be more observant and leads to greater personal fulfillment. Whether you’re overwhelmed by a busy schedule or locked down in quarantine, there are always opportunities to apply creativity to your everyday life. Join Gail and discover how daily rituals can counteract stagnation and lead to growth.

Additional Information

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

Working knowledge of digital workflow. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.

Policies:

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Categories
Creative Vision
about
Gail Albert Halaban

Gail Albert Halaban is a fine-art and commercial photographer who attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and Yale University, where she received a MFA in photography. Published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde, her work has also been exhibited extensively, notably in a solo exhibit at the George Eastman Museum. It can be seen in public and private collections, including the Hermes Foundation, Nelson Atkins Museum, and Wichita Art Museum, among many others. Gail is the creative consultant for the medical humanities department at Columbia University’s medical school. She is best known for the series “Out My Window,” and her third monograph, Italian Views, was published in 2019.

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