Discover photography through the digital camera to understand composition, the effects of light, and color within a photograph.  Examine the MFA’s photography collection and working in the galleries to inspire your own work to create compelling images.  Learn different photography genres such as portraits, still life, documentary and more.

Please bring a DSLR digital camera with manual controls. All other supplies are provided.


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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About the Instructor

Aaron John Bourque is an artist, photographer, and educator. Bourque’s work looks to the land as a metaphor for both contemporary and historic American society and culture. His process is research-based and involves a long-term investment in an idea, place, or concept that finds tension between the past and the present. His landscapes search for connection to the places we dwell and the histories we leave behind. Bourque is the founding manager of the Center for Arts and Graphic Equipment at Mount Ida College. His most recent exhibitions have been at the Vermont Center for Photography and at the Mugar Art Center at Colby-Sawyer College. He co-curates exhibitions as part of “The Big ¯\_(ツ)_/¯,” a collaborative artist group.  Bourque holds a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Studio Art, and a Master’s of Fine Art. Though originally from New Hampshire, Bourque now lives in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston.

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