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In-person workshop: Meg Griffiths
Object as Metaphor: The Still Life
March 29 – April 2, 2023
CPA and on location in Carmel, CA
CPA Members: $640 / Non-members: $800
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Learn how to create your own visual language using everyday objects to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

In this four-day workshop, Meg Griffiths will share inspirational historical and contemporary examples of artists working with the constructed still life. She will teach students how to “warm up” with writing exercises that will access ideas to inspire new images. We will discuss metaphor, meaning, and the alchemy that takes place when selecting and combining various objects in one arrangement. Each student will learn how to set up scenes using natural light in select locations around Carmel. Meg will also share tips on how to work in rented space or the home studio, using creative lighting strategies. Each person will have a one-on-one session to talk about work as well as future goals. Meg will guide you in making the best edit; selecting that image that stands out from the rest. Beyond this, students will learn how to look and listen to what the images reveal after being made – matching intention with execution in service of your unique vision and expression.

Meg is an artist, professor, independent curator, and Co-Founder of A Yellow Rose Project.

The wide arc of her work grapples with the various modes of domestic, cultural, and political engagement that structure female experience in the United States. Her inquiries are driven by a desire to capture, develop, and share a closer understanding of female subjects. Each project she creates, whether individual or collaborative, focused on the personal or the collective, are at heart about the intrinsic connection between self and other, between interiority and positionality as much as kinship and community.

Her work has travelled nationally as well as internationally, and is placed in collections such as Center for Creative Photography, Capitol One Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. Her book projects, both monographs as well as collaborative projects have been acquired by various institutions around the country such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Library, Duke University Libraries, Museum of Modern Art, The Getty Research Institute just to name a few.

To learn more about Meg, please visit her website. >

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