Photographers often work with individual images, refining their technique, composition and content. The next step in that development is to work with a group of related images and build a personal project from start to finish. The class takes you through a process of brainstorming, development, editing and presentation to transform your ideas to a completed form. We will also create artist statements, and strategies for getting your work out into the world. Each student’s development is individual in the course, but it is expected you will make considerable progress on your project over the five weeks. Each week we will review your work, and make recommendations for improvement, and next steps for your series. Whether this is the first time you are creating a personal project, or you are stuck in your process and would like some feedback to help refine and complete an existing series, this class is for you.
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, curator, and educator. Her photography transforms the mundane into the sublime. She received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 1995. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, RayKo Photo Center, Pro Arts and PHOTO Gallery in the Bay Area; wall space gallery and Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in Southern California; University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico; Minneapolis Photo Center; Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, Virginia; and Washington Square Art Galleries in New York City. She has also created public and community-based artworks in conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose and the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco. Heilweil was selected as an Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum in 2015.View Gallery »