Landscape Photography with Bradley Olson
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Walnut Hill Park, New Britain, CT© New Britain Museum of American Art
This March, the Museum is excited to offer a special iteration of Teen Studio, inspired by concurrent landscape-focused exhibitions Ansel Adams: Yosemite Valley and Vistas del Sur: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. While the class regularly focuses on drawing and painting, this month teens will have a unique opportunity for a historical, critical, and hands-on photography workshop led by Museum staff member Bradley Olson. Olson, who formerly taught photography at The Ohio State University and Central Connecticut State University, will demonstrate his large-format 4 x 5 inch-view camera, a similar version to the camera Adams used to create many of his works. Under Olson’s direction and guidance, students will use the neighboring Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Walnut Hill Park as subject matter, weather permitting (a make-up class will be held on Thursday, March 30 for poor weather contingency). Teens will be able to participate with a smartphone or digital camera; the Museum has a limited number of cameras available upon request for those without.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm