What’s the best method for harnessing creativity in your artistic pursuits? There’s no one right answer. Practicing your craft is a great way to refine existing knowledge, skills, and abilities, but experimentia goes beyond practice into the unlimited field of exploration. With Leanne Trivett S.’s guidance, we examine both approaches and discover why each is important for connecting with our voice.
Leanne is very passionate about this process. She uses experimentation in her daily artistic journey and invites others to do the same. As she encourages you to tell your own story, we focus on creativity: investigating emotions, trying new things with our imagery (including the use of text), and getting innovative with printed photographs.
Though examining various genres of photography, we discover fresh ways to stretch the imagination. In-class time is spent encountering inspirational ideas, looking at different artists’ creations, reviewing participant work, sharing as a group, and receiving individual feedback from Leanne. A small amount of technical proficiency is required, but what’s most essential is to bring an open mind.
Liberate your creativity by releasing the pressure for perfection! As we embrace both our successes and failures, we connect more deeply to our artistic voice.
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions. Apple iPhone users with digital workflow knowledge are also welcome.
Class will meet 12:30 – 2:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting January 22 and ending February 8 (six 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.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Leanne Trivett S. uses photography to explore experimental floral elements, self-portraiture, and the interaction of color and emotion in the world. She has a BFA in Theater from Tisch School of the Arts, at NYU. Her background in musical theatre and her experience with performing as a professional singer have inspired her self expression through imagery and photography. She is best known for her colorful and current self portraits and her work with florals. Leanne’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Boston, and PH21 Gallery in Budapest, among many others. She has also been published in Art Ascent, Black & White Magazine, Dodho Magazine, and several exhibition books. Leanne was a Winner and Honorable Mention for the 18th and 20th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2022 and 2023, for ND Awards for 2022, and the People and Portraits for Digital Photo for 2022.