Lab / Education

As a Light Work Lab member, we want you to get the most from our facility and staff. We are proud to offer a variety of classes, workshops, and one-on-one sessions. Our goal is to give you the opportunity to go deeper with your photography, learn from professionals in the field, and meet fellow members.

Fall 2021 – Workshops & Classes

Imagined Landscape with Teresa Christiansen

Dates: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, and 19
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm EST
Instructor: Teresa Christiansen
Price: $110

Workshop will be held via Zoom app (account not required). Link to join will be sent to all registered prior to workshop.

Class Description

In this workshop, artist and educator Teresa Christiansen will lead participants through an exploration of the genre of landscape photography, asking you to create images that challenge conventional modes of depicting landscape. During class sessions, Teresa will share historic and contemporary examples of photography that have served as inspiration for her practice. We will unpack assumptions about nature and culture that landscape photography has traditionally served, and work to find entry points that align with individual interests and definitions of landscape. Participants and invited to respond to prompts that are designed to challenge assumptions about traditional landscape photography. In the last session we will share and discuss the images as a group.

Meet your instructor

Teresa Christiansen heads the Photography Department at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. Her current photographic work approaches landscape through acts of re-photography and physical interventions. Teresa has exhibited her work recently at Aperture Gallery and chashama in New York City, Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, and the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle. Her work is in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.