Women in the Arts 

 Celebrating the Genius of Women              Orlando, Florida             A 501(c)3 non-profit organizatio

2021 CSA Summer Art School

Welcome to Lesson No. 3. Scroll down to find the lesson for your student age group: Preschool, Kids, Tweens, or Teens. 


Text or email the images or video clip of your completed project. Include your first and last name. 

Email Ms. Maria at womeninthearts@gmail.com 

Text (407) 900-5918‬ 


Each project is due preferably the Saturday it is released or within a week. The final deadline per each project is the next Saturday before 2:00 PM ET. 


Awards: Participants who complete and submit all projects on time, are eligible to receive a brand new illustrated/activity book.

Lesson No.3

Released: July 10

Due: July 10-July 17 before 2:00 PM ET.

Preschool

Digital Photography

Instructor: Susan Torregrosa

This lesson is recommended for ages 3-5

Parental assistance: Yes

Technology: digital camera or phone camera

Storytelling with Photography

What makes you feel happy?


Some books are illustrated using photography. These pictures tell us what the story is about. 


In this project, the prompt is: What makes you feel happy? Your story will consist of 3 photos that show you doing something fun that you love! Start to think about color, what colors do you like? Which ones make you feel good? You can use color in your photos to make them extra happy! 


Note to parents: Set an environment leading to conversation and brainstorming about the storyline. Work as a team with the student, deciding together the 3 pictures that will best tell the story. Optional: assist the student to pick any effects or color enhancements available in your camera.


Important: Name/label each picture in the sequence of the story (1,2,3) and write a sentence about the student's concept for the story.

Related media:

Show Me Happy

By Kathryn M. Allen


Show Me Happy is by author Kathryn Madeline Allen, illustrated by photographer Eric Futran.

Kids 

Digital Photography

Instructor: Susan Torregrosa

This lesson is recommended for ages 6-8

Parental assistance: As needed

Technology: digital camera or phone camera

Storytelling with Photography
How Do You Show Love?

Some books are illustrated using photography. The pictures tell us what the story is about. In this storyline, the prompt is: How Do You Show Love? Create a series of 4 photos that tell the story of a great day in your life, sharing love. People remember how you make them feel. You can make a positive difference in someone's life. Share the good "feels" and show us in a story, told with your photos.

Important: Name/label each picture in the sequence of the story (1,2,3,4) and write a sentence about the concept for the story.

Related Media:

Kate and Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story

by Martin Springett, photographs by Isobele Springett.

Martin and Isobel, a brother-sister team, document this real-life story of love and friendship between a fawn (Pippin) and a Great Dane (Kate) who "adopts" Pippin as her own. The story is captured by Isobel's vivid photographs and Martin's writing. Isobel is a professional photographer who lives on Vancouver Island. 

Tweens

Digital Photography

Instructor: Susan Torregrosa

This lesson is recommended for ages 9-12

Technology: digital camera or phone camera

Storytelling with Photography
The Future Me

Some books are illustrated using photography. The pictures tell us what the story is about. Use a series of 6 photos to illustrate what you want to be like when you grow up. Be creative. Sit alone and really think about this. Play some classical or instrumental yoga music while you think. Think outside your current box, stretch your creative muscles. When you introduce your brain to who you want to be, it will start making plans! Layout your wishes in this photo essay/story.

Important: Name/label each picture in the sequence of the story (1,2,3,4,5,6) and write a sentence about the concept for the story.

Related Media:

Creative photography lab : 52 fun exercises for developing self-expression with your camera [electronic resource] By Steve Sonheim with Carla Sonheim. 


This book contains fun photo exercises and essential techniques to learn about digital photography.  

Teens

Digital Photography

Instructor: Susan Torregrosa

This lesson is recommended for ages 13-18

Technology: digital camera or phone camera

Storytelling with Photography
Small Meaningful Things


Use a series of 8 photos to show small, meaningful things that you can do for others that help them feel special. Consider their love language, as opposed to your own. You can add a line of text to help illustrate your thoughts if you like.


Love languages: The five love languages are five different ways of expressing and receiving love: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Not everyone communicates love in the same way, and likewise, people have different ways they prefer to receive love. The concept of love languages was developed by Gary Chapman, Ph.D., in his book The 5 Love Languages.


Learning to understand how others receive love is an amazing life skill and will serve you well as you travel through your life's journey.


Use these tools to tell your story:

  • COLOR : vivid, mutes, aged, black & white.
  • PERSPECTIVE : the place you choose to photograph from literally and perspective, how you see things in your mind.
  • LIGHT : bright, dark, half light or dark, full sun, shade, light can direct a feeling.
  • FOCUS : what do you focus on? Again, in life and in this photo. Is there one thing in focus and the rest falls off to be out of focus (low depth of field) or are all parts of your image in focus (high depth of field)? Use this tool to "focus" your viewer on what's important in your photo essay/story.


Important: Name/label each picture in the sequence of the story (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8) and write a sentence about the concept for the story.


Related Media:

Creative photography lab : 52 fun exercises for developing self-expression with your camera [electronic resource] By Steve Sonheim with Carla Sonheim. 


This book contains fun photo exercises and essential techniques to learn about digital photography.  

Coming Up Next

  • Lesson #4 | July 17 | Paper Sculpture: Origami, Kirigami

  • Lesson #5 | July 24 | Mixed Media