REPORTING · 21st July 2010
A 4 day workshop that helps girls explore their community through techniques in photography, collage and creative expression started this Monday at the Womens Resource Centre.
A View of Her Own Workshop, instructed by Joan Conway and Dani Pigeau, are teaching girls 12-16 years more than just how to use a camera.
The 11 participants of the workshop are learning how to make collages, photo displays and how to look at the environment around them when taking pictures by using all of their senses and to see beyond a basic structure.
The workshop also has a journal writing component to it that teaches students to combine thoughts with images.
"It gives the girls a way to express their insight using imagery," said Pigeau.
Pigeau took her group behind the railway station behind the George Little House to teach contrast in images by using the different landscapes in the area.
Samantha Shaffer and Smantha Dumont both commented on how much fun they were having at the workshop.
"It's a fun and expressive way of seeing our town in all of it's beauty and complexities," said Conway.
Their will be an exhibit of some of the students work in the near future. We will keep you posted.
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Terrace & District Arts Council and Terrace Community Literacy.
For more information on this workshop or the Women's resource Centre, call 638.0228
Courtney and Dani
Joan with the group
Comment by Sheila McNeil on 4th August 2010
My daughter attended this wonderful workshop. It was a great experience for her. What a great idea. I hope to send my other daughter next year.
Comment by cgm on 22nd July 2010
My daughter was one of the participants in this workshop and she enjoyed it very much. We went to the exhibition this evening to view their work. There were some simply amazing works of art on display and all in only four days. Thankyou to all involved for giving them this opportunity.
And the real name is?
Comment by sm on 22nd July 2010
The correct spelling of the young ladies name in the first photo of your article is Samantha Dumont, not Smantha Dumonth. Its a beautiful photo by the way!