During our 5th HPS Photography Workshop students learned about elements of design. They also studied historic photographs in featured in the book “Seeing Things: A Kids Guide to Looking at Photographs” by Joel Meyerowitz to find examples of their use.
With lots of play dough, pipe cleaners, tooth picks, wooden blocks and marbles students created “critters.” with a heightened awareness of point, line, shape, form, texture, space and color.
Students learned about silhouettes and how 3 dimensional forms appear 2 dimensional when they have a strong light source behind them. They also learned about forced perspective and how things close to the camera may appear unusually big while things further from the camera may appear unusually small.
The workshop concluded with a photo scavenger hunt emphasizing elements of design.