From April to June 2006
The workshop is organized in a 6th grade classroom at Foshay Learning Center and will be ten 2 hour sessions with Olivier Culmann.
The meetings will be a first practical approach of photography. The goal of the workshop is to help the children to be sensitive to the visual expression form, through elements that they will find in their everyday life. How do we look at what we are used to see ? What does it means to use images to express ourselves? What do we choose to take a photography of, how do we do it and why? How can we find what is original in our own eye?
After a first introduction to photography in a whole classroom and shot sessions in small groups with the photographer, students will go back home three times with a disposable camera. They will work in a subject they will choose according to their own interest. Every weekly shot will be followed by a collective session when children will discuss their images and critique them. A selection of their work will be later exhibited.
The workshop is part of Dave Dillard's class. D. Dillard has been teaching history to middle school students at Foshay since 1989 and has taught in the USC-NAI since its beginning in 1991.
The photographer:Olivier Culmann is part of Tendance Floue, a young photo agency, and his work has taken him around the world. In residence in Los Angeles for the year, he pursues here his work on television : how do people in India, Morocco, France and in the US watch television? His previous publications include an amazing collection on the "world of school" (with Mat Jacob).
Besides his photographic work, Olivier has given workshops for teachers everywhere in the world, as has worked extensively with children.
This project is a partnership between the USC Francophone Resource Center and the USC Joint Educational Project.
It is realized with the support of :
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November 16, 17, 18, 2004
In conjunction with Doheny Memorial Library’s exhibition "The Foul and the Fragrant: Creating Perfume", the Library hosted a public workshop and discussion with perfumer Valérie Lajeanne of Grasse, France -- a place celebrated as the historic center of the modern fragrance industry. Lajeanne reviewed the cultural and technological development of the perfume trade from ancient Egypt to the present covering the different uses and rituals associated with the product and the raw materials and the complex production involved in fabricating it. She also discussed the olfactory sense and the role that our perception of smell plays in society. Finally, attendees were able to create their own eau de toilette, in the process learning how top, middle and base notes combine to form distinct fragrances.
After the initial public workshop, V. Lajeanne did three workshops, on the same format, for high schools students.
This event was co-sponsored by the French Cultural services in Los Angeles.
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