Online

Practices for Creativity and Innovation

with Alex Yudzon

May 22 – June 19, 2024

Wednesdays; 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $545.00

Course Description

Creativity is more than just an expression of individuality; it is central to who we are as humans. It vitalizes our essence and fosters a deeper connection to the world. If we want to keep evolving in life, our creativity must remain in a dynamic state, yet too often we encounter challenges in breaking free from rigid, programmatic ways of working.

Innovative cross-disciplinary photographer Alex Yudzon created this workshop not only for those stuck in a creative rut but for anyone seeking to enhance their creative path. Using a clear and relatable approach, he offers a practical set of tools that help you reenergize your current creative path or launch it in an exciting new direction.

Our time together is divided into four thematic sections: Chance Encounters explores spontaneity; False Memory utilizes fiction and staging; Variations on a Theme examines collective image sequences; and Side Project encourages creative growth through parallel endeavors.

We don’t focus on the technical aspects of photography, such as lighting or printing. Instead, you are introduced to a variety of artists and photographers and invited to examine the ideas, methods, and strategies they use to move their work in unexpected directions.

Through a combination of presentations, guided assignments, and group discussions, you discover new approaches to creativity that take your own work beyond the conventional, igniting innovation in both art and life.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
What You Should Know:

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.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 5:30 – 7:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting May 22 and ending June 19 (five 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 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.

Categories
Creative Vision, One-of-a-Kind
about
Alex Yudzon

Alex Yudzon was born in Moscow and immigrated to the United States at age eight. He earned a BFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design, and his cross-disciplinary work has been exhibited at venues including the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, the Helsinki Photo Festival, and China’s International Photography Biennial. Solo gallery shows have been staged in New York, Tel Aviv, Arles, and Marina di Pietrasanta, among other places. Alex’s work was featured in Contemporary Performance, at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.

He was artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center in 2017 and awarded an NYFA grant in 2019. His monograph, A Room for the Night, was published by Radius Books in 2023.

Website: yudzon.com

Instagram: @alexyudzon

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