I reported on the skill building camera workshop I did this week which was a lot of fun. If you get a chance to do a ‘live’ workshop with a real tutor then I recommend it. I love online courses but having a real person to ask give you a different perspective so its worth a try.
The Learning Connexion building is uniquely colourful and a lot of fun. Not many buildings are covered in vibrant abstract colours that liven up a functional school building. It also gave the aspiring photographer class some fresh ideas for our photography tasks.
This is the exterior of the Learning Connexion
It is an organisation that focuses on creativity and art and I am thankful I had an opportunity to learn more about my camera is such a positive environment.
The original building was very old fashioned ‘school style’ and you can get an idea of the plain ‘brownness of it between the painted areas.
The environment was transformed by artist Sue Lund and is a distinctive feature of the area now. There are two large classroom type buildings and several smaller workshops for kilns, worktables and sculpture.
There are plenty of weekend classes each term, including bone carving, torch firing enamel, picture framing and sculpture. Everyone has a chance to do something creative in the practical atmosphere that radiates from TLC.
TLC students express their creativity through art. This assists them to discover their core motivation.Learning Connection
The picture of the bus was one of my photography tasks during my weekend course. It is such a positive advertisement for learning and several of the photography students included it in their projects. It is also a pretty good quote to remember if we lose our focus.
I am so glad I was able to do the course, now I n
Fun at the Learning Connexion
If you are wondering why our tutor is holding up a doll, there is a reason. The class had all been told to adjust our camera settings for sport mode to capture figures (and cats) in motion. Do you remember my previous attempts exploring cats in action?
The figure we had to capture was so small that it was difficult to follow through my viewfinder as he flew through the air. You can guess my success rate as a newbie was not completely successful and this is an area I need to focus on and practice more.
We spent so much time laughing that a lot of my photographs came out blurry. A lesson learned, don’t laugh too hard while you are taking a picture.
Do you have any amazing buildings like this in your home town?