Frazer’s Adult Program is committed to providing opportunities for our participants to connect with more members of the community and to help them reach their personal goals. For some, the desire to express themselves artistically is strong. But few have had the opportunity to explore their creativity through photography. Now, thanks to a generous grant from the Holly Lane Foundation, they can.
Frazer is teaming up with professional photographer Steve Dinberg to create a photography class starting in August. The class will be based at Frazer where there are plenty of great photo ops on our beautiful 39 acres, but Steve and Frazer staff will also take the students to other locations throughout the city to practice their camera skills.
The grant funding has allowed Frazer to purchase five digital cameras, and the computer lab has been relocated and given a bit of a facelift so the students can learn to use photo editing software.
“This will be an experiment,” says Bill Payne, Adult Program Director. “It’s about exposure to artistic processes that our participants haven’t experienced before. We hope the students enjoy the process and want to continue exploring photography on their own.”
If the experiment goes as planned, the class will culminate with a community-hosted exhibition of the students’ work. Stay tuned!