Photography camps in San AntonioPosted by Sarah W on June 25, 2012
Photography is an art, a science, a practical skill, and a means of self-expression (particularly for those of us less inclined to pick up a paintbrush). It can be a powerful tool and a wonderful way for kids to show their unique perspective. As they say, it’s all in how you look at it…whatever ‘it’ may be. Learning the elements of photography can be an empowering way for kids to express themselves and share how they see the world and San Antonio has some awesome camps for kids to learn and experiment with photography.
Offering summer art camps throughout July, and August, the Southwest School of art is still accepting students for a variety of classes, several of which focus on photography. Check out their catalogue to see detailed descriptions. See their August photo camps: Taking Pictures (10-7054) and Photos to Paintings (9-7093).
With a smorgasbord of summer camp topics, photography is just one of the creative activities they offer your camper. In July, they’ve got some great camps that are still open for registration. Try, “Photography for Everyone: Be the Beast Photographer” (632) or “Photo Fun: Picture This!” (682) for kids ages 7 and up.
A great place for your well-rounded camper, St. Mary’s Hall is offering some camps from a different perspective of photography. With the July camps, Intro to Photoshop Elements (7370), Beginning Adobe Photoshop (6190), and Funtography (6100) your camper will create and learn about a variety of elements that go into not only taking photos, but editing them as well.
For the more advanced camper on the photography fast-track, the Landers Photography School has some interesting opportunities. Offering introductory classes and seminars, the studio also offers shadowing, internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships designed for High School age aspiring photographers. Worth keeping in mind, or looking into for the future.
If you’re looking for a more long-term photography experience for your kids, the Picture Your World Youth Photography Program through the Green Spaces Alliance is designed for kids ages 8 – 18. Starting in September and ending in April, a professional photographer and a naturalist lead monthly workshops that teach kids the basics of photography and build their appreciation for the natural world, culminating in a photo competition in May. Check online for more information and to register.