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Master Class with Fran Forman: Challenging Reality with a Photo Montage (3 online sessions)
February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$200.00 – $250.00
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The Griffin Museum offers an interactive online course (via Zoom) on creating photo montage with photographer Fran Forman.
Wednesdays February 10, 17, and 24 2021 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST
Master Class with Fran Forman: Challenging Reality with a Photo Montage
Just as a photograph can record fragments of reality, reality can also be created out of fragments. The photo montage blurs the line between photography and painting and can invite the viewer to enter into a world of magic or mystery, of whimsy or the unconscious. In this hands-on master class, taught by the talented and accomplished Fran Forman, you have three weekly sessions via Zoom in which you will use compositing tools of your choice to create composited images from your own found, taken, and scanned images. Fran will give guidance and periodic demonstrations, and together, the class will address what makes each student’s image work as a piece of art.
Fran’s images have been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally, and are in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Grace Museum (Texas), the Sunnhordland Museum (Norway), Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, the Comer Collection at the University of Texas, and the County Down Museum (Northern Ireland).
Fran’s 2nd major award-winning monograph, The Rest Between Two Notes, with 110 color plates and 224 pages was published by Unicorn Publishing in 2020 and has received much acclaim.
Escape Artist: The Art of Fran Forman was published by SchifferBooks and was selected as one of the Best PhotoBooks of 2014 by Elizabeth Avedon and won First Place in an international competition
Fran’s work is featured in the books Photoshop Masking and Compositing, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places, BETA Developments in Photography, and the magazines AAP, Internationales Magazin fur Sinnliche Fotografie (Fine Art Photo), The Hand, Blur, and Shadow and Light. Monographs of Fran’s solo exhibitions were published by Pucker Gallery in 2018, 2016, and 2014. She was invited to be an Artist in Residence at Holsnoy Kloster, Norway, The Studios of Key West , and The Millay Colony for the Arts. Additionally, she is often asked to juror and curate photo exhibitions.
Some of Fran’s solo exhibitions were at The Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, The Massachusetts State House (The Griffin Museum of Photography), AfterImage Gallery (Dallas), the University of North Dakota, Galeria Photo/Graphica (Mexico), and the Pucker Gallery (Boston), as well as numerous group shows. In the past decade, Fran has won numerous significant awards and prizes; most recently, first place from the Julia Margaret Cameron awards and three awards (First Place, Gold and Silver) from PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris. She also won the second prize from the World Photography Gala Award (out of over 8000 entries) in People and Portraits; in 2010, she won 1st place in Collage for the Lucie Foundation’s International Photo Awards (IPA). She was also a finalist for four straight years in PhotoLucida’s Critical Mass.
Fran is represented by AfterImage Gallery (Dallas), Pucker Gallery (Boston), SusanSpiritus Gallery (California), and Galeria Photo/Graphica (San Miguel de’Allende, Mexico).
She is an Affiliated Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, a recipient of several grants and Artist Residencies, and teaches advanced photo-collage internationally.
Fran studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. She resides in the New England area.
3 – two hour online live sessions
Maximum of 8 students only
6:30pm-8:30pm (Eastern Time)
$200 for Griffin Members; $250 for non-members
Class will meet: February 10, 17 and 24
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