Houston, TX – Houston Center for Photography announces its first ever Family Day! Kids of all ages are invited to come explore the world of photography in an afternoon at HCP.
In celebration of the PictureThis! exhibition on view in HCP’s Learning Center Gallery June 14 – July 13, the public is invited to create their own versions of the works of art on display. Materials will be provided for children to make many of the same projects the participants in PictureThis! create during the program at The Children’s Hospital.
Start with the historic process of cyanotypes, creating photograms on sun print paper using objects from nature and the store. The sun prints are then exposed in the sunlight and then developed in water and hung to dry. At the next station, kids will be able to create collage people using magazines and images from books. Move into the Digital Age with the Projected Drawings project. Children and parents will take their photos using the in-computer camera then trace the image projected onto a piece of paper.
Projects will include Sunprints, Collage People, Projected Drawings, and a digital project in HCP’s Digital Darkroom. Family Portraits will also be available during the event. All projects will be available to take home that day.
On view at HCP June 14 – July 13 will be The Kid Collection, Selected Images from John Cleary’s Collection, Forced Fields by Mary Magsamen and Stephan Hillerbrand, and PictureThis!, work by paitients at The Children’s Hospital at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Clinic. The opening Reception will be held on June 13 from 6-8pm.