Course Description : Whatever the outlet you choose for your visions
and ideas, it is the work that you enduringly commit yourself to and do regardless of
result that reflects your inner values and true nature. Sharing this work publicly can
be invigorating and profound, while acknowledging it can also make you vulnerable in a
realm that is deeply personal. Work one-on-one with visual artist/educator/facilitator/
curator, Kerri Rosenstein, as she guides, supports, and mentors you in the process of
developing and progressing your work. Utilizing the RMSP Gallery in Missoula, Montana
as an experiential learning space, Kerri facilitates you in the details
of organizing your exhibition and presenting your work at the culmination of the course.
Course Details: Whether working with a current, established or in-progress,
developed body of work or a totally clean slate, you learn basic components involved with putting together
a public exhibition. You will correspond and work with Kerri over a six month period via Skype, video chat,
email and mail regarding aspects including (and not limited to): presentation details,
installation/de-installation, writing a press release, promotional logistics, and considerations for how to
proceed after your exhibit. Together, you design the layout of your show, lighting, decisions regarding
titling, pricing, shipping, as well as planning/hosting your opening reception. Throughout the practicum,
Kerri provides assignments and feedback to stimulate dialogue, ideas, direction, and personal/professional
growth and encourages your own critical and constructive thinking towards ongoing self-assessment, promoting the
evolution of your work. With Kerri’s guidance and support, students will be responsible for all aspects of the
final three-month exhibit.
Students: This non-traditional, individual-based, professional development course is geared
towards emerging artists working in the realm of photography who are dedicated to innovative work in contemporary
visual arts. Artists/photographers with current, in-progress, and developed bodies of work as well as those
wanting to work from a fresh start who are interested in evolving their work and gaining experience towards
conducting a public exhibition are encouraged to enroll.
Anyone interested in learning more about this course and talking with instructor Kerri Rosenstein, is encouraged to
contact the school to set up a phone meeting. Kerri will discuss intentions and
expectations (both yours and hers) to create an opportunity that is most beneficial and constructive for each individual.
|Length of Course:||26 weeks
|Number of contact hours with instructor:||Minimum of 50