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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2016 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Young Photographers

Grades 4–8

Young Photographers 2015

Typical Day

Location: Visual Arts Bldg., Room 0005

Using digital cameras, students learn the art and science of photography. Students learn first to select and frame subject matter from campus locations and home communities. Working in digital labs, they will convert these everyday scenes into works of art, using Adobe Photoshop software to enhance and refine images. Students learn what visually makes a good photograph and how to transform that vision onto paper.

This program is held in the college’s Visual Arts Building—160,000 square feet of art-making opportunity. This building is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Northeast, providing students with superb studio environments, as well as state-of-the-art software and hardware specifically geared to the demands of professional design and art making.

To broaden skills and exposure to the arts, Young Photographers can be combined with Minecraft™ Animators and Modders (updated!), Code Breakers and App Designers, Creating Comic Books, Young Architects, Youth Musical Theatre, Shakespeare Workshop, Young Journalists, Young Filmmakers, Creative Vocal Lab, and/or Vocal Intensive to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Young PhotographersSession I: June 27–July 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,100 for the first registration
$990 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 6, 2016)

About the Instructors

Jessica Arditi (lead instructor), a working photographer, owns a business that helps people capture important moments in their lives. Jessica earned her BFA in visual arts with a concentration in photography at Purchase College. She has held related positions in the field, including helping to establish a growing photography department in two high-end gem/jewelry labs in Manhattan. She is excited to return to Purchase again this year as an instructor and work with students to develop their photographic eye and love for photography.

Dustina Sherbine (instructor) earned her BA with a concentration in photography from Hunter College in 2007. After working as a freelance commercial photo assistant and pursuing documentary photography projects is the U.S. and abroad, she continued her studies at the International Center of Photography in 2012. She earned her MFA in May of 2016 from Purchase College, and is thrilled to be working with young photographers at Purchase this summer.

Updated May 27, 2016

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Summer Youth Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Code Breakers & App Designers
Creating Comic Books
Creative Vocal Lab
Minecraft™ Animators & Modders
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
3-D Video Game &
MakerLab Creations

Vocal Intensive
Young Actors
Young Architects
Young Artists
Young Filmmakers
Young Journalists
Young Photographers
Youth Musical Theatre

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Precollege Programs
(grades 9–12)

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