Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Fresh Art Project

There's a free magazine printed in and about our town that focuses on local art and artists. It allows young writers an opportunity to practice journalistic writing, to have their poetry and short stories reach a wider audience, and to learn more about the processes that make a magazine happen.

Fresh Magazine also allows local musicians to advertise their bands and shows, and prints visual artworks as well. Overall, it's a way for young local artists of all disciplines to gain exposure and to see what else is going on out there.

Lately, they've been hosting workshops for all sorts of art and I finally managed to attend one. Today was the Outdoor Photography Workshop. I love photography, but I hadn't taken any classes in it since grade 11 (which was 2003/2004 -- so long ago). I was excited to receive a refresher course and to get out and take photos.

The course was fantastic and very informative. Halfway through, I was wishing I'd brought pencil and paper. Luckily for me, Bob Stares, the photographer running the workshop, had the foresight to bring along hand-outs.

Mr. Stares is also going to print each participant an 8x10 of whichever photo we feel is our best. After all the photos are submitted, two photos will be chosen to be displayed in the Art Gallery. I was nervous before the workshop, but it was well worth it. There was no need for nerves.


  1. That's awesome! I want to see some of these photos!

  2. I'll definitely be posting them once I choose which to send in. Or maybe before so I can get some feedback.