Stills Summer School

Summer 2019 sees an exciting time for Stills as we welcome the photography of Cindy Sherman onto our gallery walls. To accompany the exhibition, we are offering the unique opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the work and develop your own practice through two Sherman inspired Summer School courses.

Taught by established practicing artists this is a rare chance to explore the exhibition and develop your own photographic response all under one roof.

Course 1, Constructing Identities: Film Stills to Selfies

Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2019 11am – 4pm

This week-long course offers five full days of learning, experimentation and production. You’ll make full use of Stills’ production facilities, shooting on analogue and digital, printing in the darkroom, editing with our industry standard software, all under the expert tuition of not one, but two, practicing photographic artists. With Sherman as your muse, expect a rich exploration into the world of self-portraiture.

Perfect for those with little to no experience but a love of the medium as well as those with a bit more experience.

See the full course outline and book here

Course 2, The Staged Photograph

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019 11am – 5pm

Immerse yourself in a Cindy Sherman inspired weekend with photographic artist Katy Hundertmark. Using the ‘world as a stage’ you will refresh digital camera handling skills, use studio lighting and explore narratives within a constructed set.

Perfect for those with basic photography skills who are looking to expand their repertoire.

See the full course outline and book here.


Artist Bios

Caroline Douglas:

Caroline Douglas is an artist working with photography and moving image, currently studying her PhD by practice at the Royal College of Art, researching the role of women in early Scottish photography. Together with fellow RCA researchers, Caroline is part of the steering committee for the School of Art and Humanities Open Research Network Speaking of Her. Caroline is also a tutor and visiting lecturer in Photography (Stills Centre for Photography). Based in London / Edinburgh

Morwenna Kearlsey:

Morwenna Kearsley is a Glasgow based visual artist. She studied Photography, Film and Imaging at Napier University, graduating in 2007 with 1st-Class honours. She graduated from the Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art in 2015, where she was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship for Fine Art. Using photography, text, animation and video, she tries to understand the complexity of image-making. Her work investigates the "twilight zone" between the still and moving image, with a particular interest in the appropriated archived image found online and the possibility that no new images are needed.

Katy Hundertmark:

Katy Hundertmark is a German-Scottish artists based in Edinburgh with a strong interest in performance and staged photography. She graduated with a Master from Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and has exhibited locally and internationally since then.