Clackamas County Arts Alliance just kicked off it’s Inter/View Project at Baker Prairie Middle School in Canby. This after school photography class is focused on making black and white portraits and images that are representative of each youth that go beyond the popular selfie.
Students spent the first day of class brainstorming questions they would ask when interviewing someone else, and then used those questions as photography prompts throughout the 4-week class. Students choose their best photos each day to be printed, and then are using a photo transfer method to put their photos on 8×8” boxes. Their final project will showcase the multi-faceted nature of each student’s life.
The program is part of an ongoing partnership between Clackamas County Arts Alliance and Todos Juntos, a nonprofit that strengthens the community by creating programs for students in a safe, structured, and positive environments. This is the fifth year that the two organizations have collaborated to bring unique art programs to students.
The class is being taught by two Clackamas County Arts Alliance staff members, Lisa Smith and Mikah Neff who both bring years of art and teaching experience to the classroom.