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Iris Taboh

About the Artist

Iris has followed her passion for creating & teaching photography for over 20 years. She teaches digital photography as well as Photoshop, IPad photo apps & mixed media. She brings imaginative & creative projects into every classroom.

Teaching Philosophy

At no time in history has photography had such an impact on our lives. Iris teaches students to create images that have meaning, communicate ideas & help show the world in exciting new ways that are relevant today.

"Iris is a remarkable teacher that students remember fondly 20 years after leaving her class. Her knowledge of traditional & contemporary photography—from darkroom to digital—is amazing, & she never stops adding skills to her impressive collection."

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Food and Found Object Photography Less

How does a photograph capture our imaginations and intrigue us? We are inundated with images everyday yet some of them manage to stand out. In this residency, students will learn some inventive techniques used by creative photographers. Students will develop their own characters made from fruits, vegetables and found objects and then construct a small studio by setting up lights, cardboard, and backdrops. They will work in groups of 3-5 students, sharing cameras to photograph their setups. Printed large, these photographs look great in the cafeteria and can be a way to encourage conversations around healthy eating habits.

Minimum sessions per class (residency): 3

Materials: $1-$5 per student

Travel: Federal reimbursement rate from SW Portland

Venue Requirements: Space, tables, outlets

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503-225-5900
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Keywords: photography, art, visual arts, food, curriculum integration, photo, arts, healthy, eating, creative, characters, studio
Residencies
Pre-K
K
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Less
Cost per session: $100.00
Maximum Audience: 30
Classroom Workshops
Pre-K
K
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12
Less
Single Price: $115
Maximum Audience: 30
Family Arts Night Workshop Less
Single Price: $230
Maximum Audience: 30
Re-doing a Masterpiece Less

For this residency students will select a very famous painting and interpret it in a modern way. It is a fun way to learn about photography, art history, portraiture, and also to gain a deeper understanding of why certain paintings become treasures in our museums. We will recreate very familiar paintings such as the Girl with A Pearl Earring, American Gothic or the Scream.

Choosing a painting that inspires the student will be an essential part of this project. We will look at some of the most well known paintings in history and talk about why the paintings are famous and learn about the artist. The possibilities for this project are wide-ranging. For example you can integrate this study with a history or language arts class to learn about how artwork reflects a time in history and then re-doing a masterpiece from that period.

Minimum sessions per class (residency): 3

Materials: $1-$5 per student

Travel: Federal reimbursement rate from SW Portland

Venue Requirements: Space, tables, outlets

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503-225-5900
or e-mail us
Keywords: photography, art, visual arts, famous paintings, curriculum integration, photo, characters, studio
Residencies
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Less
Cost per session: $100.00
Maximum Audience: 30
Classroom Workshops
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Less
Single Price: $115
Maximum Audience: 30
Family Arts Night Workshop Less
Single Price: $230
Maximum Audience: 30
History of a Selfie Less

How would Marie Antoinette have taken a selfie? Students have grown up assuming everyone can take a photo of themselves and put it on social media. In this residency we will put a historical perspective on how, in just ten years, smartphone photography and apps have radically changed the way we see portraiture. We will start the residency by looking at the way self-portraits were used in the renaissance by Rembrandt and continue with the way artists have always used them to express themselves and show who they are. After viewing and learning about self-portraits and the way they reflect history and society, students will use what they learned to create self portraits in a new ways. The possibilities for this project are wide-ranging. It can easily be used for a history or language arts class to recreate how a particular character or famous person might have "taken a selfie".

Minimum sessions per class (residency): 3

Materials: $1-$5 per student

Travel: Federal reimbursement rate from SW Portland

Venue Requirements: Desks, outlets, projector.

Add to Wishlist
503-225-5900
or e-mail us
Keywords: photography, art, visual arts, food, curriculum integration, photo, arts, healthy, eating, creative, characters, studio
Residencies
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Less
Cost per session: $100.00
Maximum Audience: 30
Classroom Workshops
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Less
Single Price: $115
Maximum Audience: 30
Family Arts Night Workshop Less
Single Price: $230
Maximum Audience: 30