Parents   |   Community   |   Current Students   |   Faculty & Staff  
Academic Programs
CE main Join Mailing List
Home / Academic Programs / LSCE / Summer Youth Programs

Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2015 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Young Photographers

Young Photographers

Grades 4–8

Typical Day

Sign in 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™ Designers and Modders, Code Breakers and App Designers, Creating Comic Books, Young Actors, Young Architects, Shakespeare Workshop, Young Journalists (new!), Young Filmmakers, Creative Vocal Lab, and/or Vocal Intensive to make for a well-rounded summer experience.

Young Photographers Session I: June 29–July 10
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,200 for the first registration
$1,080 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 8, 2015)

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.

John Rizzo (instructor) is an award-winning photojournalist and educator who has produced large projects for commercial clients such as The New York Mercantile Exchange, Corning Inc. and Pfizer.  His work has been published in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Overseas Press Club, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Fortune and Money Magazine.   He has covered the events of September 11, The Russians of Brighton Beach, Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin Tornado. www.johnrizzophoto.com

Posted May 14, 2015

Arrow up icon 

Summer Youth Programs:

How to Register
FAQ
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Code Breakers & App Designers
Creating Comic Books
Creative Vocal Lab
Minecraft™ Designers &
Modders

Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
Video Game Creators &
Animators

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)

Connect with us:

facebook tumblr a.jpg FLICKRwhite large chiclet.jpg