In this course you will carefully consider your content and the inspiration behind it. You will research your audience, investigate your intent more deeply, and clearly state your goals. We will address perfectionism, doubt, perseverance, vision, and sequencing. The hope is that, through exercises and exploration, you will gain access to your own unique voice. It is important to view work by other photographers, so field trips to Photo LA and the Museum of Photographic Arts will be included.


Tuesdays, 6:30–9:30 PM

January 14–March 3

(8 Weeks, 24 total hours of instruction)

La Jolla Studio



MATERIALS: First class, bring five related images, loose prints all sized the same: approximately 4" x 6" to 8½" x 11". Purchase a journal or bring the one you already work with. Journaling is a valuable part of an artist’s thinking/doing process. After you are registered, you will be sent a questionnaire that you can answer and email back to the instructor. You will be given a list of excellent books to help you along but the most important is Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils and Rewards of Artmaking by Ted Orland and David Bayles