The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is an intensive photography program aimed at highly motivated Collier County high school students. Each year, a class of up to 20 students is selected to participate. The program consists of four weekend workshops during the academic year and a two-week seminar in June.
The institute is designed to give students broad experiences in various areas of photography, including the camera, lighting, composition, digital technology and portfolio preparation. The program also assists students in making vocational decisions, understanding visual communications and preparing for college-level image-making with a curriculum that emphasizes the craft and aesthetic of visual problem-solving equally.
A student’s first two years in the program will concentrate on technical and formal excellence with the third year dedicated to the student’s individual areas of interest and building a college-level or exhibition portfolio. Work produced by the students will be exhibited at The Baker Museum and sites throughout the Artis—Naples campus.
The primary instructor is J. Tomas Lopez, M.F.A., Professor of Photography, and Director of Electronic Media at the University of Miami.
Applications are accepted in the fall of each year. The Schrenk Student Photography Institute is generously underwritten by the Schrenk Family Foundation.
Weekend Workshop #1
September 11, 2015 — 4-7pm
September 12, 2015 — 10am-4pm
Weekend Workshop #2
October 16, 2015 — 4-7pm
October 17, 2015 — 10am-4pm
Weekend Workshop #3
March 4, 2016 — 4-7pm
March 5, 2016 — 10am-4pm
Weekend Workshop #4
May 6, 2016 — 4-7pm
May 7, 2016 — 10am-4pm
June 13–24, 2016
Monday-Friday — 10am-4pm
Printable PDF of schedule
Collier County high school students in public, private or home schools are encouraged to apply to the Schrenk Student Photography Institute.
Please send an application, along with six (6) examples of student work to:
Education Department, attn: Joy Ann Lawfer
5833 Pelican Bay Blvd
Naples, Florida 34108
Tuition for the Schrenk Student Photography Institute is generously underwritten by the Schrenk Family Foundation. Students only pay a supply fee of $200. Need-based scholarships are available to underwrite the supply fee for qualifying students.