“Dreamland ~ Inspire the Magic”

Two Day Workshop
February 15 & 16
$25 per student
Skill Level – Beginner to Advanced

Call 318.473.2670 to registar

“Dreamland ~ Inspire the Magic”
Day 1 – Feb 15      10 a.m – 12 Noon
Photo Session – Both sides of the camera
Day 2  – Feb 16      10 am. -12Noon  Textures   ~    1:30 – 3:30pm   Editing Process
Examining Textures & Editing Process

This workshop is a journey, a window into an “Alice Through The Mirror” kind of photography, where models do not pose, but, let go…go into their own inner thoughts, are transported “somewhere else”. The aim of the camera are those flickering moments full of intensity and understanding. It’s a way of looking very akin to the surrealists and their love for dreams, the unconscious. The resulting final images are a blend between performance art and theater. Photographers may find themselves on both sides of the lens during this unique course.

Tana (Tatiana Rivero Sanz) born in Barcelona,  presently lives in Vancouver, Canada.
Obtaining her PhD in XIX century American Literature from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain in 2007, her love of literature channelled an equally greater love for photography.  Her photographs grow from an elaborate process, which involves a entire installation. Within her own studio, Sanz creates one or two sculptures that represent a dilemma, an antagonism. Then a story develops through the photographs.  Sanz, is currently collaborating with TEATRO STUDIO JANKOWSKI to bring her dreamy photography into a theater piece “Watch Your Step” based on her poetry book “Monkeys with Tulip Heads.” The play will be represented in Italy.  Her photography has been featured in numerous solo and group showings throughout Canada, France, Italy and the U.S.

Materials – Participants must bring the following:
1.    Tripod, Camera & Laptop
2.    Ballerina tutus (different sizes) or long pieces of tutu fabric
Masks (any type)
Silk scarves or  long pieces of black silky fabric
An object that has a special significance to the photographer (shoe, mirror, book, dress…)
3.    The background theme for this shoot is the game of chess, so please wear clothing that is black and white (optional).
4.    Students must download/install GIMP onto their laptop prior to class (free software download)