Urban Geography as Art

September 22, 2021



The first part of this course uses photography as a way to navigate and consider urban geography, the study of the built environment and infrastructures beneath. Through a series of walking and observation exercises, students re-choreograph and consider the lines and paths of their surroundings. The second half of the course challenges when a photo is finished or just begun. Students learn about the properties and potentials of photo paper as a substrate and will experiment with mark making and drawing on top of photo prints. Students will deconstruct, disassemble and rebuild the image with layers and transfers of line and mark. The course is about expanded ways of seeing and reconsidering what’s been nearby and around you all along. Course will cover a roster of contemporary mixed media artists and collectives who use photography, drawing and alternative processes in their practices.
Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm, Sep 22 – Dec 15 Classroom Delivery
Leanne Olson
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

Registration Details


Suppy List

amera (any kind is ok including phones)

Additional Items to be discussed during the first class:

- notebook for field notes and drawings
- drawing tools (items you have already and we’ll grow our collection with found objects)
- prints of images taken (8’ x 10’) we’ll review options of where, how and types of photo paper available
- acrylic gel medium

September 22, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7