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Camera Obscura Making with Found Objects


Programme IDAEP0620822
Programme TypeWorkshops
Recommended Size 10 - 40
Language English
Programme Format On-site, Digital, Blended (mix of on-site and digital)
Cost $1040.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Visual Arts - Mixed Media
Student Profile Primary Lower, Primary Middle, Primary Upper, Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)


Programme Synopsis In this experimental alternative photography workshop, students will build their own cameras with everyday objects like food containers, boxes or even an entire room. Through understanding the basic principles such as the anatomy of a camera, students will find that the possibilities offered from a DIY camera are limitless; even different surfaces can be used for the record of light. This workshop is an intersection of art and science where students will learn the principles of light and how it can be applied to image making. Teachers will have the option of choosing from a photograph or drawing as an outcome. For the digital/blended version of this workshop, students will be using the camera built as a camera obscura to create a fantasy drawing, starting with shapes and forms that they observe from their camera’s viewfinder. The workshop will also be cultivating a sense of resourcefulness in students and their ability to look at objects in a different light.
Focus Areas Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Life Skills
Lesson Goal #1 To create a functional camera with the use of found objects.
Lesson Goal #2 To understand the principles of light through image making.
Lesson Goal #3 To experiment and be exposed to the alternative methods in photography.

The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

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CoCreation Workshop

A circle of artists creating experimental art workshops to connect schools, families & communities


Tan Peiling 97775546 connect@cocreation.sg   Visit provider page

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