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Hands-On History Workshop: Introduction to Photography

July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm |

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. There will be a Hands-On History: Introduction to Calligraphy workshop on Saturday, August 12.


Explore the many ways a photograph can tell a story in this hands-on workshop for tweens and teens. Professional photographer Marc-Yves Regis will guide students through the art of photography. Learn how a single image or object can reveal different perspectives, and use the CHS grounds or museum as inspiration for your own photography. Students will choose their favorite photographs taken during the workshop to print to take home. We’ll also uncover the stories behind the portraits taken by Connecticut daguerreotypist Augustus Washington and analyze his historic daguerreotypes.

This workshop is great for students ages 11-16. The cost is $8 per student for CHS members and $10 per student for non-members. Participants are required to bring a camera or a device with a camera, as well as any necessary equipment or cords required to upload pictures from their camera to a computer. Laptop computers will be provided to print the photographs.  Call (860) 236-5621 x222 or email corinne_swanson@chs.org to register.

Marc-Yves Regis is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an associate degree in photography. Over the years, Regis has worked for the Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and the Hartford Courant newspapers. He is the author of five books, the most recent is of which is, Headstrong Children: Carrying Haiti’s Economic Burdens. Regis’ artistic photographs have been exhibited in museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, New Britain Museum of American Arts, New Haven International Arts & Ideas, The Discovery Museum, and Bates College Museum of Arts in Maine. Regis is also the founder and director of Camp Hispaniola, Inc., which provides a week of summer camp for children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Please note, CHS will be undergoing renovations from Aug 28 – Sept 6. During this time, we will not be wheelchair accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.