PRESS PHOTOS BY APRIL PETERSONThe Baum School of Art, Allentown, offered the summer camp “Picking up STEAM: Art & Science of Photo” to campers ages 10 to 13 as one of several summer art programs July 31 through Aug. 4. ABOVE: Sofia Ardelean, who will start middle school in the fall, holds a photograph she worked on with her darkroom partner. The students shot the images in a nearby park earlier in
Kara DeBoeser, who teaches photography, graphic design and figure drawing at the school, discusses student work after a session in the darkroom. During the intensive camp, students learned about composing a photograph, developed their own work in the dark room and worked with image-editing software such as Photoshop.
Faith North holds one of the images in her triptych based on the Dr. Seuss character the Grinch. The series, made on photosensitive paper, describes how the Grinch’s heart grew in size. “I took art and sculpting and I liked it. I asked my mom (about taking photography) and she said yes.” Faith is a student at Sheridan Elementary School in Allentown.
Analia Claros, who goes to school in Bethlehem, was hesitant about black and white photography and described it as “depressing.” Developing the photographs changed her mind. “I want to learn about photography and how to use a camera properly,” Analia said.
Campers gather to talk about their work and enjoy a snack.