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secondary education

In the neighbourhood

Do you know the area around your school? Are there places you visit a lot, or not at all?

About the workshop

Discover your neighbourhood with a camera. With the help of a museum teacher of Foam, you and your classmates go out into the neighbourhood around your school and take a special photo of your favourite place.

Before going outside, you learn how to make a good photo by taking a good look at photos of professional photographers. Later, you use this knowledge in groups. It will be your mission to take a photo of a place your group thinks is special. When you get back to the classroom, you and your classmates will take a look at the results. You tell where your photo was taken and why you thought taking this particular photo was worth it. Furthermore, you tell why this photo was made the way you did. You will discover that the neighbourhood is seen differently by others.

Learning goals

  • Consciously looking at photography
  • Learning to look at your surroundings in a different way
  • Gain knowledge about photography terminology and picture elements
  • Practice working together with other classmates
  • Learn to reflect on your own work and that of others

Workshop series

Do you want more time to learn about photography in the neighbourhood or around your school? This workshop can be extended to a series of 3 or 4 lessons. In these lessons, there is more time to dive deeper into the principles of photography and taking photos. Please feel free to contact the Education department to discuss the possibilities. We are happy to think along with you about an appropriate implementation of the programme.

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