Karen Olson offers another ‘It’s a Still Life’ photography workshop this year with a celebration of summer. After a long hard winter, summer is certainly something to celebrate! What better way than to capture it in all its glory!!
Has a photograph ever stirred your soul? Has a scene ever begged to be etched into memory? Have you ever reflected on the role art plays in your everyday life? Still life photography is about more than fruits, flowers, and styling; today, still life photography is mindfulness, playfulness and, yes, stillness. It is a medium that encourages the creative process, that leads artists to a place of emotional healing and growth.
Our day will begin at The Art Loft with coffee and conversation, a discussion on seeing the artist within, pushing past our inner critic, discovering a sense of possibility. Then we dive in: soft and dreamy, dark and moody, backlight, sidelight, we explore it all with a gathering of local fruits and flowers. For lunch, we head out for a picnic in the garden at Merryspring Park in Camden. An afternoon of lifestyle photography at the park is sure to be fabulous! As golden hour approaches, we gather in the garden at Karen’s home in Hope for wine and cheese crafted by local artisans.
The following morning, we will meet again at The Art Loft for editing and individual instruction.
The workshop runs on Saturday, June 24th from 9:00 – 5:00 and on Sunday, June 25th, from 10-12. Attendance on Sunday is optional. For more details visit Karen’s website at renukostyle.com
About your instructor – Karen Olson
Karen Olson is a photographer, writer, and still life stylist. She teaches still life photography workshops on the coast of Maine, online, and abroad. Karen’s work has been published in several online sites and national magazines including Bangor Daily News and Bella Grace. She writes an engaging blog entitled ‘Renuko Style,’ discussing creativity, exploring emotion, and offering photography tools and tutorials. Her blog was featured in Stamptington Publications magazine ‘Artful Blogging.’ Her book, ‘Photo Therapy: Exploring Emotion with Photography,’ was recently released on Kindle and iBooks.
Karen has been involved in the Midcoast Maine community arts scene for more than 20 years. She is operations director for The Art Loft, a community art space in Rockland, Maine. Her work is currently available in several Maine galleries and online. Visit her website at renukostyle.com Follow her on Instagram @renukostyle
Our very being compels us to create things. It is the means by which we make sense of the world. Each method or medium, each creative endeavor or personal expression brings clarity and sight.”
~ Karen Olson