Course Overview

Available To: Grades 4-12

Available As: Online Courses for Schools or Individuals

Available In: English and French

This course is designed to complement the existing school curriculum

Course Start Dates Length of Course Cost Pay-what-you-can
Please refer to our calendar 50 minutes/class
Once a week for 5 weeks
If cost is a barrier, just pay what you can. COVID-19 has hurt many financially - including us - but our programs remain accessible to all. Please respect this honour system.

Photography Classes:

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In this progressive program, our Photography Pros teach you all the tricks to set up the perfect shot. You will also build a full portfolio of pics using a variety of shot and editing techniques and photo styles. A different focus will be applied to each level of the program so you receive a full view of Photographic Arts.

Level 1: What makes a good photograph?

Students get an introduction to Photography looking at composition, basic camera functions and when to use them. We get a first taste of photo editing and learn to dissect images while making our own. During the class we learn and explore while during the week students go on a photo scavenger hunt to put their knowledge into practice.

Level 2: How can we make that photograph even better?

Here students dive deeper into the technology and photo editing options that are available to us with digital photography. Students learn different photo merging techniques while putting their previous knowledge of making a good image to the test. With weekly photo challenges that we edit in class the students learn how to make their photographs even better.

Level 3: Putting our images to use.

In this course we explore ways to put our images to use. We make fake advertisements or mock movie posters. We learn to sequence images and pair images with a purpose. Students leave the class with a set of images taken weekly that speak to a cause or product that could be ready for any online platform.

Class requirements:

  • A computer where you can experience the class through Zoom.
  • A smartphone/tablet/digital camera to take photos - a device different from the computer where you are watching the class.
  • A cable or digital way to transfer images onto that computer.

Miniatures and Stop-Motion Class (Ages 8 and up):

Let’s explore the magic of miniature photography with a photo device. Students will learn how to create a miniature set for their characters and how to photograph it in a way that looks real. They will create their own sets and characters during and after class. We discuss how these tricks are used in film and finally put this together in our own short stop-motion films.

Class requirements:

  • A computer where you can experience the class through Zoom.
  • A tablet or phone (this is your camera for the class and your editing station).
  • Stopmotion Studio app downloaded onto that device.
  • Plasticine, a shoebox, some paper and arts and craft materials. Movable action figures or Lego® is optional as a substitute for Plasticine.

Day 1: Intro to miniature photography and learning how to photograph small things.
- We photograph a toy together.

Day 2: Learning how to create a set for photo/video and miniature photography.
- We start to build a set/characters together.

Day 3: Dive into creating movement with our sets and characters in Stop-Motion Studio app.
- We learn the tips to create a short moving picture and begin shooting during class.

Day 4: Putting the finishing touches on.
- We finish shooting our films and add those finishing touches.

Day 5: Movie premiere day and creating a movie poster.
- We watch each other’s videos together and shoot/edit a movie poster for the film using Polarr editing app and the editing functions on our devices.

Photography Principles and Image Editing (offered for schools):

Students learn the principles of photography and image making while decoding what these images mean and tell us. We play photo games and learn the words that are in the Photography language. Each week we learn a new tactic or photography trick and explore it through photo editing. Students choose images online to compose and change as we learn basics of photo editing and photo composites.

Class requirements:

  • A computer where you can experience the class through Zoom.
  • Access to the Internet on that device to access online editing software and find image resources.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Photography lets you see things that you may otherwise not notice.
  • Photography inspires your creativity and imagination.
  • Photography allows you to document your journey through life.
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