April 20, 2022

The Charlotte Post Highlights Partnership with The Light Factory

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The Charlotte Post featured Arts+ for its upcoming summer camp lineup, specifically highlighting a new partnership with The Light Factory for youth and teen photography camps.


Published Sunday, April 10, 2022 7 p.m.
By Emily Wolfe | For The Charlotte Post

School will be over before parents know it, and Arts+ wants to use the time off to foster artistic creativity in young students.

This year, Arts+ is partnering with The Light Factory to bring two full-day camps focusing on photography. The camps will take place at the VAPA Arts Center in Uptown. Students will get the chance to learn more about digital and film photography, use Procreate on iPads, and manipulate photos on various art mediums.

“The Light Factory has a team of phenomenal instructors who are all professional photographers working in Charlotte,” President and Executive Director Devlin McNeil said. “For students as young as 10 to be able to learn from these individuals is truly a wonderful thing. Many assume youth of today to only be interested in instant gratification. The film photography class offered with The Light Factory revisits darkroom film development and other camera techniques that students really enjoy. It offers a hands-on learning environment and room to mess up, then learn from those errors and become stronger in the craft overall.”

The Film Photography Camp will take place July 25-29 for kids ages 10-15. The Artistic Lense Camp, which focuses on digital photography, is June 27-July 1 for kids ages 8-12.

Arts+ has been serving the Charlotte community for over 50 years and is one of the largest education organizations in the Southeast. The nonprofit offers a wide range of programs for kids ages 4-18, allowing them to explore art and music in a supportive, structured setting. The goal is to make arts education more accessible to all students, regardless of skill level, age, or socioeconomic status.

Full article here: https://www.thecharlottepost.com.