Exploring the Concept of New Beginnings
Mentors: Kaisa Sirén, Morag Paterson, and Stephanie Johnson
Workshop Duration: 8 Weeks
6 Live 2-Hour Sessions
Required: Video and Audio Capability for Zoom Participation
Maximum # of Participants – 8 Per Workshop
Minimum # of Participants to Hold the Workshop – 5 Per Workshop
Registration Price: $525 USD or Equivalent in Other Currencies (i.e. €465, £395, etc.)
ICMPhotoMag Network members are eligible for a 10% discount.
Next Workshop Opportunities ~ January-March 2023
Please select the option below that works best for you.
These two individual workshops are exactly the same content…just on different days…
so that we can run them concurrently, rather than back-to-back like we did in early 2021.
It is NOT possible to move between the two workshop groups.
Workshop #3 - Saturdays
This workshop will be held on Saturdays only.
17 September - 12 November 2022
Full - Sold Out
During this interactive, immersive, and collective photography course, you will explore creative image making through connections and stories, on a journey of discovery and self-expression, in a friendly co-learning environment, with Kaisa, Morag, and Stephanie as mentors.
The workshop is not specifically a “beginner’s” ICM workshop, although we do provide an ICM technique presentation in Session 2. This workshop is based on the concept of New Beginnings and is mentoring-based (rather than teaching-based), as we help you discover your own path to creativity and storytelling through ICM photography. The power of this course is in mutual interaction, collaborative sharing, and immersive discussions above and beyond just technical exercises. This workshop is meant to be about more than just photography.
You will develop a deeper understanding of your own photographic and artistic processes through immersion, reflection, and self-expression, as we explore ways to answer questions about how we may use ICM photography to tell more meaningful stories and bridge connections to both the inner landscape of the spirit, as well as to the outer landscape of the world in which we live.
Using poetry, other writings, music, imagery, and concepts as prompts, these starting points will guide you on a journey of exploration, through the creation of new ICM work, as well as through journaling during the course of the workshop, to help you build a meaningful personal project based around a chosen theme.
We will workshop each other’s creative work each week, providing feedback, constructive criticism, encouragement, and support along the way.
3 Globally Recognized Leaders in the ICM Community as Mentors throughout the Workshop
6 Live 2-Hour Sessions via Zoom over the course of 8 weeks (sessions will be recorded with workshop participants’ permission for future viewing and use by the participants)
Membership in a private ICMPhotoMag Network forum community for workshop participants only – for sharing work, ideas, and concepts during the workshop; for interaction outside of the live meeting sessions for a more immersive, ongoing collaborative experience; for encouragement, inspiration, support, feedback, and connection throughout this course, which runs across eight weeks
A deeper dive into your ICM image making to enhance your creativity, to learn the value of storytelling, and to find deeper personal connections through your imagery
Personal attention and feedback in the creation of a personal theme-based project, as well as participation in a culminating collective online exhibition at the end of the workshop to be displayed on the ICM Photography Magazine website (view the previous online exhibitions here – ICMPhotoMag Workshop Online Exhibitions – 2021 & 2022)
Live discussions to collaborate with and learn from mentors, as well as with other workshop participants
Practical application tips, prompts, and additional material to help facilitate the creative process of building a personal body of work
Collective workshopping of images and ideas for individualized feedback, co-critiquing, and reviewing work during the period of the workshop
Encouragement to think conceptually about the aims of your image making in order to frame the deeper meaning of why you create the work you do
You will have the tools and experience to:
Work with and develop projects, series, and bodies of work on your own.
Explore additional approaches to working with theme-based projects.
Apply the knowledge and experience you gained to create new personal photographic projects.
Demonstrate an explorative mindset around the concept of bridging connections between your imagery and other art forms.
Reflect on and critique your own images and project ideas.
Critically examine your final body of work, both as a result of the workshop, as well as in the future.
Reflect on how working with a focused theme, over a specified period of time, affects your creative process, understanding, and development.
Have the opportunity to exhibit your final workshop project on the ICM Photography Magazine website (view the previous online exhibitions here – ICMPhotoMag Workshop Online Exhibitions – 2021 & 2022).
Inspired by the New Beginnings Workshops, Kaisa, Morag, and Stephanie co-lead/co-mentor a collaborative, continuous learning membership community, which launched June 1st, 2021.
This Membership initiative brings many of the features of the 8-week intensive workshops to a collaborative, continuous learning community…one which offers an ongoing, rolling, monthly workshop-style environment, with new themes, content, live sessions, guest photographers, and much more each month….all with the goal of helping you grow in your ICM photography and inspiring you to tap more deeply into your own creativity…in a supportive, encouraging, safe atmosphere that will help nurture your artistic vision.
If you are interested in learning more about how to become a member of this learning community, please visit the link below. We hope you will come grow with us, and we look forward to seeing you in the Network!