Learning to write through photography is one of the goals of Sol Aramendi, a photographer/educator who is currently leading a nine week "Literacy through Photography" class at Aguilar Library's Center for Reading and Writing.
A New York based Argentinean educator and artist who strongly believes in art education as a tool to create a dialogue of understanding and social justice, Aramendi will be working with 15 adult learners who signed up for a series of Friday workshops.
Students will write about their dreams (and will shoot a photo which imagines them), shoot a portrait and a self portrait, learn about the meaning of sequence in photography, travel to an unfamiliar neighborhood and study it through their lens, and find people in action, to name just a few of the weekly themes!
Assisting Aramendi in this effort are Aguilar literacy tutors who are donating their Friday afternoons to help students learn about lighting, shadows, angles, foreground, background, settings, and mood. The class is made possible through the generous donation of an Aguilar literacy tutor who wants nothing more than to see students learning new skills!