Exploring the Selfie and Imagined Character

August 12 - August 16, 2022

Exploring the Selfie and Imagined Character


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $65

Come explore the modern day selfie with a creative twist of becoming the imagined character. Immerse yourself in the natural and manufactured environments of Peters Valley to create selfie characters using lighting, composition and transformative character ideas. To aid in the creative process we will be looking at the work of Cindy Sherman. There will be daily assignments, location scouting and open critiques. A brief overview of digital camera functions as well as lighting, and composition will also be included. Participants are required to bring their own DSLR camera, tripod and timer or shutter release cord.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Rob Territo

A Photographer, Artist, Activist and Teacher, Rob has been privileged to take from his own experiences and pass that on to the Youth and adults of NYC. For the past 15 yrs he has been a NYC Career Technical Educator, where he was able to secure living wage employment for many disenfranchised youth. Now retired, he has the opportunity to continue his teaching at GlassRoots of Newark and Peters Valley. Rob received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts and MFA from The University of Colorado at Boulder, where he had the opportunity to teach Photography in the Art Dept. and Writing in the Ethnic Studies Dept. Earlier in his career,  Rob was the editor and Creator of DV8 and ON Seeing magazine and the Interior Designer and Curator of Art shows, Night Clubs and Store Fronts. His approach as a photographer has been both artistic and community building as well as commercial; it is technical but lies mostly in the expression of the artist to their surroundings and community. “Art is first for the people, then for the establishment if need be”.

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