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Julie Keefe – Photography + Writing

RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

Students learn:

  • Photography is a way for you to express yourself creatively.
  • Photography strengthens visual literacy.
  • To think critically about the choices they make through the compositions they create and develop life-long skills in composition, decision-making and design.
  • Photography provides strong connections to history as well as to the present and the future.
  • Photography enhances communication, collaboration and problem solving skills both within a group and individually.

BIO

For over twenty years I have worked as a professional documentary photographer, combining writing and photography. Eighteen years ago I became interested in working with children and began developing curriculum to teach them how to share their individual and collective voices using photography and writing.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Week long residencies include slide presentations of photography to inspire and introduce the children to the concept of analyzing and creating strong photographs.  I then introduce the basic elements of photography and camera handling.  On the second day we head out to create photographs based on our project’s theme and edit and critique on the third day.  The fourth day centers on writing and choosing the photographs that best illustrate our writing.  The workshop culminates with the final creation of the project, an artist statement and a sharing circle.

 

My residencies include projects that address issues of identity and community, or a single issue, such as bullying or increasing awareness of the environment.  I incorporate the concepts of Literacy through Photography developed by Wendy Ewald.

 

Classroom projects and their themes will be determined by dialogue with individual teachers, teams or school wide curriculum focus.  I am often inspired by the curriculum of a certain class and create projects based on specific interdisciplinary subjects.

 

Classroom Time: 60 minute sessions are optimum

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

My residencies integrate well with ELA, Social Studies,  History and Science.

 

Photographic terminology directly ties into the English/Language Arts curriculum and standards on many levels, from planning and composition to reflection and editing, ending with publishing.

 

Visual thinking strategies needed to create powerful images are stressed using the terms, “observe, describe, and interpret”.

 

Students to explore themselves and the world around them through the lens of a still camera, using the images they create as a catalyst expression.

 

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

FEE INFO

Hourly Rates: Planning and reflection meetings: $50/hr Classroom teaching and workshops: $65/hr Professional Development (90 minutes) $150.00 Classroom materials: approximately $3.00 per student depending on the project All fees are negotiable

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 x229

Email:

kstrelchun@therightbraininitiative.org

Website:

https://www.helloneighborproject.org

REFERENCES

Kirsten Kilchenstein

Donor Relations Officer

kkilchenstein@oregoncf.org

The Oregon Community Foundation Former Education Director, Caldera Arts

Beth Shelby

Principal

bshelby@pps.k12.or.us

(503) 916-6266

James John Elementary School 7439 N. Charleston Avenue Portland, OR 97203-3797

Elaine Luckenbaugh

Principal

luckenbaugh@gresham.k12.or.us

(503) 661-6226

Hollydale Elementary 505 SW Birdsdale Dr. Gresham, OR 97080


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