On Sunday something amazing happened. Naomi Fenton and myself hosted our very first iPhoneography workshop for Seedsmiths. It was a fantastic day.
This is something we have been developing for a while but with some funding from the local council and the National Youth Week people we were fortunate to be able to offer it to the local youth for FREE.
It was a funny thing to be teaching a class and encouraging device use. It was not something I have ever done, not even when I was teaching photography at school last year.
The kids were amazing. They were like little sponges and took everything in. I saw minds and perspectives change in a small amount of time. I saw concentration and enthusiasm in creating better works of art. You can look at some of their works on instagram under the hash tags #itstartswithus #YW2015 #getyourgridon. The workshop was also blogged about on our Seedsmiths Website.
The next project for me is to put together an art exhibition at ArtsCape from the youth. The competition is not just open to these workshop participants but to any youth 12-18 yrs old. It's a great project for the youth to work on in their holidays.
The next step will be creating an adults version of this course. With my photography and art teaching experience and Naomi's great personal interest in photography I am positive we can make it something special to present.