Elementary School Photography Class

I Spy New York: Capturing the City Through the Camera
A Digital Photography Class for Students in the 2nd and 3rd Grades

Dates: Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2015
Time: 3:45 – 5:30 pm
Exhibition Date TBD

The Museum of the City of New York is offering students a rare opportunity to practice photography and collaborate with Museum professionals to create an exhibition of their work. Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s renowned photography collection and working under the direction of a professional photographer, each student will photograph the major elements of the city, including its buildings, parks, and people. Each student will select one photograph at the end of the class to print professionally and include in a student exhibition at the Museum. Friends and family will be invited to the opening.

To download an application, please click here.

For an enrollment fee of $600, this 6-week course includes:

  • Use of professional digital cameras
  • Field trips
  • Printing, matting and framing of photo by the student
  • An exhibition of student photographs with reception
  • All materials! Cyanotype paper, negatives, inkjet paper, mats, and more
  • Behind the scenes access to the Museum collection and photography studio
  • Password-protected access for parents to view student photos
  • Small class size with 2 teachers

High School Photography Class

Portrait of a City: Photographing Landmarks
A Digital Photography Class for Students in Grades 9-12

Dates: Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 2015
Time: 3:45 – 5:30 pm
Exhibition Date TBD

Discover the rich legacy of architectural photography at the City Museum with this unique opportunity to document the ever-changing cityscape. The course will focus on a range of eras, including Victorian Era, Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Colonial Revival and Modernism. Each session will include an exploration of iconic landmarks and forgotten gems with a professional photographer and expert in the field guiding participants to take pictures of city’s buildings and open spaces.

To download an application, please click here.

For an enrollment fee of $600, this 6-week course includes:

  • Trips to iconic landmarks and hidden gems in New York City
  • Guided tours by experts in the field at historical sites
  • Final photo will be printed by the student on archival paper and matted with assistance of the Museum's collections staff
  • An exhibition of student photographs will open with a reception for friends and family
  • All materials! Inkjet paper, mats, and more
  • A printed portfolio of student work (great for college applications!)
  • Use of professional cameras and memory cards throughout the course
  • Password-protected online gallery of student photos
  • Small class size with 2 teachers