Meet photographer Sam White and step inside his camera obscura where you can learn about the workings of light and optics. See the world upside-down and back to front, before working together to create a unique portrait. A fun, family activity for the Easter holidays. Adults must accompany children please.

This a FREE drop in session between 10.30am and 12.30pm. It will be located outside or in the Studio Theatre – depending on the weather!

Drop in to our other Sam White events, also on 4 April:

  • 1.30pm – 3pm.  £5.50. Light Play: Tracing the Light Workshop
    In this workshop with photographer Sam White we will learn about the varied history of the camera obscura, seeing how it was put to use by both artists and scientists. We’ll recreate a technique thought to have been used by Vermeer to create his masterpieces – using the camera obscura to project images that can be traced by hand onto canvas. An exciting workshop young people aged 10+ who love photography and art. Suitable ages 10+.
  • 7pm – 8.30pm. £6.50.  Traps to Catch Sunbeams: A Talk by Sam White
    A talk on the varied history of the camera obscura, covering how artists and scientists have put this device to use throughout time. We’ll see examples of how it was used for everything from creating masterpieces and making discoveries as well as helping shoot down planes and helping control through fear. Suitable all ages.

Visit Sam’s website to find out more:


4 April 2018