Camera Obscura View Finders with Jo Gane

Easter Workshops 2021

Saturday 3 April 2021

Live Online Zoom


Last orders taken Saturday 27 March 2021

Materials included in your pack:
  • Tracing paper
  • Tape
  • Magnifying lens

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See our Concessions terms below.

Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for ages 11–15 years.
Max. 12 people

What will be covered in the class?
Learn about light, shadow and projection with artist Jo Gane. In this workshop you will create a working camera obscura to illustrate the way in which cameras function. The cardboard camera is essentially the same as the brass and wood field camera from c.1870 that Jo Gane uses to make her images. Once you have your camera obscura ready to find images, you will explore your home, garden or nearby greenspaces to find images and capture them with a digital camera (mobile phone or other device) and bring them back to the group to share your photographs.

Did you know light travels in straight lines, causing images to appear upside down?

This is also the way your eyes work….

What you’ll need to find at home
  • A cardboard box (a shoe box is ideal)
  • Scissors suitable for cutting card – or a craft knife and ruler
  • Paint, stickers, pens or wrapping paper for decoration

Jo Gane is a Coventry based artist and educator working with photographic processes from the dawn of Photography. Her practice involves making work that responds to historic sources and the environment using light and light sensitive materials. She is a lecturer in photography and a mother of two small children.
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*Concession rate applies if you receive any of the below:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

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