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Liotchev – Monday-Friday, Mar 1-5, 4:45-5:45 pm (Youth Online)



Grades 3-8


Ever tried taking a photo of your dog running in the yard, your friend shooting hoops, or a fast car speeding by? Did you notice a blur effect in the photo that gives off a sense of movement? In this class we’ll turn movement into an art form, as we look for moving things to photograph and edit into exciting photo-collages and abstractions. In this class, you’ll learn techniques that will help you polish your photos, whether you have a lot of photography experience or if you just like snapping shots on a smartphone. You’ll learn how moving the camera itself can create added effects, such as when photographing colorful lights in the dark. In this way, we can use colored light as a kind of paintbrush. In the end, you’ll learn how to digitally edit, merge and manipulate photographs into true artworks!


Materials: digital camera, smartphone or tablet; a laptop or computer capable of basic photo editing (we will download and use a free online photo editing program); colored holiday lights or similar colored lights (optional); access to Google Drive or similar file sharing service


Ivan Liotchev is an artist based in Durham, North Carolina and London, UK. He earned his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL, London (2011) and BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2004). Splitting his practice between painting and social-engagement, in 2010 he founded the International Collaborative Drawing Project (ICDP), a participatory initiative which uses drawing as a starting point for cooperative creation. Originating within a working-class community in South London, UK, the project now works with diverse worldwide communities ranging from Hopi Native Americans to Geneva bankers, developing drawing events, exhibitions, residencies, public art and multi-media explorations. www.icdpdraw.com


This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes. 

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out. 

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course! 

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Director of Education Kirsten Ehlert kehlert@artscenterlive.org for more information.