Adult Studio: Photographing People
OCTOBER 30, NOVEMBER 6, 13 & 20—Saturdays, 9–11am
Registration deadline: October 16
In this four-week, small-group/in-person class, gain knowledge, skills, and confidence for photographing people. Whether it be weddings, family shots, or personal projects, managing and understanding different components of making a photograph that involves people is key. This class is tailor-made to address students’ individual interests and curiosity in having a person as the subject matter.
Instructor Byron Tenesaca Guaman is a visual artist and bilingual educator born in an ancestral community in the Andes mountain region of Ecuador to a family of basket weavers and agriculturists. After graduating from Western Carolina University, he served as artist-in-residence at The Bascom in Highlands, NC and was one of 50 artists selected for the Museum’s inaugural exhibition Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia. His artworks in various media document, layer, and weave memories, culture, and history from the Andes and Appalachian Mountains together.
- This Adult Studio workshop is held indoors in the Museum’s John & Robyn Horn Education Center and outside, weather permitting.
- Space is limited to small groups of students.
- Students follow the Museum’s temporary COVID-19 safety precautions; click here for more information.
The Museum's studio program for adults offers a core curriculum in drawing, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional media, and also explores the intersections between them. Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes meet for 3–12 weeks, and are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth; daylong workshops introduce new media or processes. To add your name to our Adult Studio mailing list, click here to email us or call 828.253.3227 x121.