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Photography Atelier 38 with Emily Belz – SOLD OUT

September 21 @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

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Sorry, this class is sold out. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email sue@griffinmuseum.org

The Griffin Museum is pleased to continue its legacy of fostering creative growth with the Photography Atelier, now in its 38th session.

This portfolio and project building course will inspire students to take new approaches to their photography practice and help guide students in finding concepts and approaches they would like to develop into a longer-term project.  Supportive dialog between the instructor and student is the basis of honing the work.

We are excited to meet the needs of the next generation of photographic artists with this 9-month intensive program offered once a year, and culminating in an exhibition at the Griffin Museum at the end of the class.

The course includes all of the steps to bring a series of photographic work to readiness for a gallery exhibition. This includes writing for photography, sequencing work for presentation, printing and framing options. Each student will also have one private meeting with the instructor.

Other topics: Marketing your work via social media and preparing for next steps such as portfolio reviews. Guest Lecturers will present special topics.

The classes will meet weekly from mid-September to mid-December, breaking for the holiday season in December. Starting in January, the class will meet bi-weekly through mid-May.

Times:          9:30 am – 12:30 pm EST 

Location: IN-PERSON at the Griffin Museum                 

Dates:      23 Thursday sessions      Sept 21 ’23 – May 23 ’24

Price: Griffin Members: $1995, Non-members $2045.

(At registration you’ll have an option to pay in full or in 4 installments is available. Members 1st payment $495 plus 3 installments of $500,  non-members $545 plus 3 installments of $500. Those who register as a non-member will automatically get a 1 year membership to the museum (a $50 value))

Maximum class size: 10 students

Level: Intermediate/ Advanced

Prerequisites:  Students should be practiced in using manual settings on an SLR or Mirrorless camera that has interchangeable lenses. They should also be proficient in using Lightroom or other photo editing software. For the final project, any method or medium of image making is welcome although digital photography is recommended for the first half of the class when frequent assignments given.

Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30 pm EST 


Class 1 – Sept 21

Class 2 – Sept 28
Class 3 – Oct 5
Class 4 – Oct 12
Class 5 – Oct 19
Class 6 – Oct 26
Class 7 – Nov 2
Class 8 – Nov 9
Class 9 – Nov 16

Thanksgiving Break

Class 10 – Nov 30

Class 11 – Dec 7

Class 12 – Dec 14

Holiday Break

Class 13 – Jan 4

Class 14 – Jan 18

Class 15 – Feb 1

Class 16 – Feb 15

Class 17 – Feb 29

Class 18 – March 14

Class 19 – March 28

Class 20 – April 11

Class 21 – April 25

Class 22 – May 9

Class 23 – May 23

 About the instructor:

Emily Belz teacher

Emily Belz at the Griffin © Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

Emily Belz is an independent photographer, educator, and curator based in Lincoln, MA. Her photographs focus on domestic and place-based still lifes, telling stories through the traces, objects, and slants of light that have been left behind. Belz has exhibited her photographs widely in both solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Newport Art Museum, the Danforth Museum, the Griffin Museum, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. She is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston and will have a solo show there is February 2023.

Belz holds a BA in photography and art history from Hampshire College (1997); an MA in community-based art education from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009); and an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art (2017). She teaches classes and workshops at the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) and is on the faculty at Lasell University (Newton, MA). Belz works privately with artists as a mentor and specializes in reviewing and sequencing portfolios.

With 20+ years in the art world, Belz brings this experience to her role as a juror for photography competitions and reviewer for regional portfolio reviews. She enjoys curating exhibitions in collaboration with emerging artists in Boston and New England.





September 21
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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