Last night I started my 3rd class at PCNW, a photography school. The class is Women in Photography and will provide us with a history of women photographers (so far the first ones we discussed are AMAZING), and we will visit art museums around Seattle visiting exhibits focusing on women artists. There are so many in Seattle right now and this class is taking full advantage of it. One of the exhibits I am most excited about is the elles:pompdou. What perfect timing to have this here AND we get a private tour of the exhibit!
I typically have first day of class jitters when I review the syllabus and hear about the artistic backgrounds of my classmates. Last night was no exception. The women and one man in my class had some pretty incredible talent behind them so a bit of my insecurity came out. I then reflected on my prior classes and remember feeling the same way the first day and then also remembered how much I learned and how much I grew in each class. I wanted a class that would help me break out of my conservative shell. I want to explore my creativity and I believe this class will help me do that. Our assignments are given based on the women photographers we are studying and we are to draw inspiration from these women and create our own images so it leaves a lot of room to explore and challenge our own creativity. I find that my comfort zone is when the assignments are a little more literal so feel this may be my opportunity to break out of my conservative self and challenge it a bit. My blog will be a journal of my journey in this class, the good with the bad. Enjoy.