The Art community at Cornish actively promotes the creative environment and the intellectual context for artistic experimentation and risk taking. Aimed at aspiring artists from a broad range of backgrounds, this program offers a unique interdisciplinary environment where the margins between print, sculpture, moving image, drawing, photography, painting, performance, sound and writing are dissolved in favor of inventive alliances.
Why take a course at Photo Center NW? For one, we’re passionate about the photographic arts and our classes offer everything from a rigorous technical instruction, to creative and artistic development. For those looking to explore photographic concepts or take a short introductory course, we offer a range of shorter workshops for any level. You’ll be connected to a cohort of other dedicated students, and become part of a community that recognizes and rewards great photographic work.
In Pratt’s Mixed Media classes work with an array of materials and creative techniques. From fibers to bookmaking to collage and more, discover what speaks to you, Pratt’s mixed Media classes offer everyone the opportunity to play with materials and explore concepts. In Pratt’s Photography classes you have access to analog color photography printing. The Color Darkroom allows renters to print gallery-quality color using traditional color film negatives.
The Photography program offers highly specialized training in the context of a broader liberal arts education. We focus heavily on photographic technique, critical theory, and portfolio development. Our curriculum provides the training and practice necessary to begin a career in photography or to gain admittance into top graduate programs in the arts. Our students benefit from faculty who actively exhibit and publish their work. We work in collaboration with the Photographic Center Northwest, a non-profit community arts center where students have the opportunity to learn from internationally recognized photographers. Photography students may pursue an emphasis in documentary photography that includes courses in Documentary Survey, Documentary Methodology and Documentary Stills and Video.
Survey the history of photography and learn from the masters as you develop your own personal aesthetic. Hone your photography skills through hands-on practice with a 35 mm camera. Examine the basics of composition, fine art printing and the digital tools that will help you produce high-quality creative images. Become versed in traditional wet chemical and modern digital photography techniques.
You will develop skills to produce eye-catching photographic images, which provide you with the foundation to launch your artistic or commercial career in photography.