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Bearing Witness: Composing Your Stories

Starts February 5

7 sessions: Mondays, February 5–March 12, 6:30–9 pm

Photographs can tell rich stories. Utilizing the Walker Art Center’s exhibition Adiós Utopia as a platform for developing visual literacy, this course will teach you to improve and expand your own composition techniques and make you a better storyteller with your camera. Class sessions include lecture, interactive discussion, assignments, and guided exercises, plus a viewing session to show the instructor and classmates your final project. There will also be a group Walker gallery visit between the first and second class sessions.

A digital or film camera and basic working knowledge is required; 35mm or medium formats are welcome. No smartphones, please. Tuition includes access to FilmNorth’s digital darkroom (Photoshop/Lightroom for Mac) during business hours between class sessions and FREE admission to Walker Cinema screenings of Independent Spirit Award-nominated films in January and February.

Tuition: $270 regular/$205 member/$155 low-income

Now in her 20th year teaching FilmNorth classes and workshops, Deborah Meyer works in a field of creative practice interlinked with teaching photography and visual stylist application in commercial and art institutions. Her photographs have been exhibited locally and used for publication.

Photo: Deborah Meyer

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.
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February 5 @ 6:30 pm
March 12 @ 9:00 pm
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Deborah Meyer
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February 4, 2018
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7 sessions: Mondays, February 5–March 12, 6:30–9 pm