In this workshop with photographer Sam White we’ll 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.
Drop in to our other Sam White events, also on 4 April:
- Drop in between 10.30am – 12.30pm. Light Play: Explore the Camera Obscura
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.
This a drop in session so arrive anytime between 10.30am – 12.30pm.
- 7pm. 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.
For this activity, we require registration forms to be completed for children and young people under 18 years old. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 who are able to sign for themselves. They must be handed in at the start of the session to the tutor, or your child will be unable to participate in their class.
Forms can be downloaded from the link below and should be completed in advance of the class. They can also be obtained in person from our Box Office during opening hours.
4 April 2018 1:30PM