Mom and Dad, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado,  1998, Barbara Bosworth
©Barbara Bosworth

Sunglow Workshops in Partnership with MassArt presents

Interpreting Landscape
with Barbara Bosworth

March 6 - 12, 2011

"No place is a place until it has had a poet."  Wallace Stegner

This 10-day immersive course uses the Arizona landscape to help artists develop an eye for the uniqueness of a place, and compose images that capture subtleties and reflect personal interpretation of the environment. Students look at and make photographs of the desert to build visual sensitivity. Images and writings about the land are also used to explore the ways we form, and are formed by, the landscape.

The workshop includes field trips, slide lectures, readings, and critiques. Slide lectures of historical and contemporary landscape images introduce participants to a wide range of ideas about the land. Field trips include photographing the Chiricahua National Monument or historical landscape sites such as the Cochise Stronghold. A visit to view prints in the collection of the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson is also planned.

Students can choose either film or digital formats, but must provide their own equipment. (A tripod is desirable, but not required.) Film processing is available in Tucson. Scanners are available at the workshop location. Participants are asked to bring a small portfolio of recent work as a way of introducing themselves to the group.

Group transportation is provided to and from the Tucson airport and for field trips. However, participants are encouraged to rent a car if individual flexibility is desired.

You can read more about Barbara at MassArt's website.

Cost: Includes the workshop, 9 nights (shared) accommodation, three meals a day and gratuities: $2,500 plus tax (add $575 for single occupancy). Registration for this workshop is made through MassArt.