Earlier this month, Nativity Prep’s 6th grade class displayed their photographic artwork at the A.R.T.S Gallery, located in Liberty Station. For most of our students, this was their first experience showing their work in a public setting, and they were beaming with pride. The event was facilitated by Outside the Lens, a local nonprofit that sends two instructors to Nativity Prep twice a week to teach students about digital photography as part of our arts curriculum.
During their visits to Nativity Prep, the instructors teach students about aperture, exposure, focus, flash, shutter speed, diptychs, and Photoshop. After receiving in classroom instruction, students head outside where they put their creativity to work.
At the end of the semester, the folks at Outside the Lens assemble a portfolio for each student with a collection of their best photos from the class. The students truly cherish these portfolios, and are able to proudly share them with friends and family.
Kerry Tyrrell, Nativity Prep’s Jesuit Volunteer for the 17-18 school year, who assisted with the class, shared, “The children were pleasantly surprised at the professional quality of their work when they were presented their portfolios. The class gave our students a new appreciation for photographic art and the creative process.”
Nativity Prep’s parent committee funds the cost of the Outside the Lens Program through their fundraising efforts, however the cost is increasing next year. If you would like to help offset some of these costs with a donation, please contact Ms. Lisa Welch, Director Philanthropy, by phone at 619-544-9455 x227, or by email at email@example.com.