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Happening this month at Oakwood Arts

This month we are excited to begin our summer programing! This includes our Beyond the Lens: Jackson Ward camp with the Black History Museum where participants will have the opportunity to become contemporary history makers while exploring the rich history of Jackson Ward through digital photography. Students will develop their own projects using inspiration from the BHMVA’s collection, under the guidance of program mentors, local photographers and museum professionals. Participants will explore the work of influential black photographers, learn about the fundamentals of photography using DSLR cameras, practice basic editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop, and will be introduced to several careers related to photography.

We will also be offering a Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop. During this half day week-long program, teens will learn the ins and outs of exhibition planning, design, and curation through field trips to various exhibitions around the city. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about museum careers directly from industry professionals in the field. In conjunction with the summer photography program at the Black History Museum, participants will use the skills they have learned during the week, to assist in planning and curating an exhibit of the students photographic works. We’ve also got a few more events in the works for the season—sign up for our newsletter for updates!


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Oakwood Arts' programming is supported by grants from:

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