Imagery and You
The way we see images and react to them reflects our authentic inner selves. In this course, we will explore how photographic images can be a means of self-expression and self-evaluation. We will learn how to use photographic images and theory to examine our perceptions; we will do visualization and photographic exercises to encourage self-exploration; and we will examine concepts such as focus, intention, presence, purpose and meaning through the context of photography and imagery. The course will also help foster personal and spiritual growth by tapping into our creativity. While this is not a technical photography course (no camera is needed in the classroom), a camera (even a phone camera!) would be an asset to enable participants to take photos outside the classroom. We will create personal vision boards to guide us on our journey of self-discovery. Participants can use whatever method works best for them to express their ideas, be it a clipping from a magazine, a photo in an art book, or a personal photo (old or new).
Please Note: This is a 9-week class. The last class will take place on March 20th.
Instructor: Lucy Baum, B.A. Psychology (McMaster University), Design Management (Ryerson University), Photography (Concordia University), AEC Commercial Photography (Dawson College)