SFC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
OVERVIEW Spring 2020 February 25, 2020 - May 26, 2020
Social Fabric Collective provides ten high school students with a four month intensive program to master the art and craft of photography, explore the creative process, and engage with the community.
SFC provides a blended learning environment where students are challenged to make images that express their own unique point of view. In each session, taught by Social Fabric Collective Founder Jamie Smith, students create, share, and critique each other’s photographs in a collaborative group atmosphere.
Each SFC student is supplied with a camera and works at a fully equipped computer workstation. Students will develop skills that include camera use as well as techniques required to edit, process, print, and archive photographic work. The primary focus of the endeavor is to explore the creative process.
Students will take field trips and participate in significant community projects to broaden their horizons. They will also meet with noteworthy photographers such as Doug Menuez, Henry Leutwyler, Joseph Cartright, Michael Black, Aimee Dilger, and others.
The session will culminate in a gala exhibit of student work at TW Shoemaker Art Gallery.
A note to the nervous: Classes are designed to challenge all levels and previous experience with photography is not required. It is much more important that aspiring students posses a lively sense of curiosity and an openness to learning.
SCHEDULE (February 25, 2020 - May 26, 2020)
Classes meet every Tuesday (except on holidays) from 4:00pm - 6:30pm Attendance is mandatory.
Field trip activities and shooting expeditions are optional - TBA
Student Exhibition Date TBA
LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
REGIONAL DATA from 2018 (Wilkes-Barre, Pa)
Median Household Income $30,945 (-1.33% decline)
Median Property Value $77,700
Poverty Rate 28.9%
SCHOLARSHIP LEVELS (Northeast Pennsylvannia Class)
Full family* income less than 30k Tuition: Free
Mid-Level family* income less than 75k Tuition: $250
Partial family* income more than 75k Tuition: $500
A *family is considered an average of four people. To determine your scholarship level (1) calculate your family's annual income (add the total amount of money your family made last year), (2) divide it by the number of people in your household, (3) multiply that amount by four. (4) The result is your average family income and that number can be used to determine what level scholarship you will receive if you are accepted into the program.
Example of a Mid-Level Scholarship for NEPa: (1) $60,000 family annual income, (2) divided by five people in a house equals $ 12,000, (3) times four equals (4) $48,000 average *family income.
1. Please fill out the Scholarship Application Form below. All fields are required unless marked optional.
2. Please be sure to calculate and select the appropriate scholarship level when completing Section Two.
3. When finished, click the 'submit' button at the bottom - an automated message will appear on your screen to verify we have received your form and provide a link to print the Student Waiver. Please read, print, sign, and mail the waiver back in order to complete the application process.
4. Once your signed Student Waiver is received we will review your entire application. Please note: applications with out a signed waiver will not be reviewed and all submissions are considered on a first come, first serve basis.
If you are awarded a space we will notify you via email.
Spring 2020 classes begin Tuesday, February 25, 2020