Educator’s Workshop

POSTED ON 3.13.2014

"Chasing the Illusive Image: The Origins of Photography"
Thursday, March 27, 4:30-7:00pm at Second Street Gallery

Piedmont Council for the Arts and Second Street Gallery have partnered with the Office of Statewide Partnerships of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond to offer an information-packed training session for teachers, educators, and all those interested in photography!

Although the notion of photography goes back to at least the fifth century B.C.E. when Chinese philosopher Mo Ti described the principle of the Camera Obscura, photography as we know it today was not officially announced to the world until 1839. In this educator workshop, participants will investigate the almost simultaneous development of two different systems of photography in France and in England.

Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the VMFA will lead this presentation which is applicable to middle and high school teachers. Teachers will leave this session with resource guides, lesson plans, and a CD of images from VMFA exhibitions.

This workshop is FREE for PCA & SSG Members and $5 for non-members. Advance registration required. Refreshments provided! Second Street Gallery is located at 115 2nd Street SE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Questions? Please call (434) 977-7284. To register for this workshop, please email by March 25th, 2014.

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