photo workshop

Photography Workshop

Creating a personal narrative: This two-part workshop will explore how artists use photography to create a personal narrative. By using the exhibition as a touchstone to explore thematic and compositional strategies, attendees will practice methods that push beyond the selfie and into the territory of personal vision.

Instructor: Suzanne E. Szucs

Suzanne is an artist, writer and educator living and working in Rochester, MN. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, she has shown her work widely and teaches in the Art + Design department at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Session 1 | July 14, 2017 6-8pm
Session 1 will use the exhibition to discuss concepts of subject/content/form, and explore
compositional and camera strategies. Assignments will be given to help provoke the creative-making process.

Session 2 | July 28, 2017 6-8pm
Session 2 participants will share their work through an online forum, discuss and practice critique strategies and next steps for emerging projects. Technical questions will be addressed as they emerge.

Details: Participants will use the digital camera of their choosing – DSLR, mirrorless, point & shoot, or smartphone. Participants will be asked to upload their work to a photo sharing site (Flickr free account) before session 2.

Session 1 | July 14, 2017 6-8pm
Session 2 | July 28, 2017 6-8pm
$10 per session, $18 for both

Register for the workshop HERE.

This workshop series is in association with Post-Picturesque: Photographing Ireland.


Free Family Day

Join us for a special Free Family Day in partnership with All Things Musik on Thursday, August 3! Visitors will enjoy live music and be able to create your own musical instruments!

All Things Musik was founded in 2009 by Emily Kline, a piano instructor from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With All Things Musik’s flexible teaching model, Emily and her team strive to make both the student and teacher happy at all times by providing high-quality, consistent lessons in the home of the student. This harmony between All Things Musik and its customers ensures success in learning a musical instrument. They also understand the many directions in which a busy family is pulled; having music lessons at home can make them easier on everyone!

Since 2004, children and families have taken part in one of Rochester Art Center’s most popular and exciting programs, Free Family Day. Guests are welcomed to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner.

If you have any questions about Free Family Days, please contact Abby Gilmore,, 507-424-3303.

Date, time and location subject to change.