Fotodok is very much committed to education. Our view is that everyone, young and old, should be able to develop the ability of comprehensive looking. For it is looking that you have to learn! We design and deliver educational programs and activities since 2008.
Besides a number of regular workshops offered by Fotodok, we deliver tailor-made activities. Our close cooperation with schools and cultural institutions focuses on the exchange of knowledge, expertise, attention for students, and mutual inspiration. There are a lot of possibilities: long-term cooperation to develop a cultural and didactic vision, implementation of educational components, lessons and workshops, as well as organizing and producing exhibitions on location.
We cooperated in projects with the following schools and cultural institutions the past years: Central Museum Utrecht, Weekendschool, Oosterlicht College, Kees Boeke Workplace, Kunstbalie, Utrecht Center for the Arts, Cultural Sundays, Oerol, Wellant College, Mavo 10, primary school de Klimroos and art workplace for children De Vrijstaat. In addition, we receive during our exhibitions many educational groups varying from primary school classes to higher professional students, for guided tours and study projects in our location at Lange Nieuwstraat 7.
At the moment we work with our long-term education partners Dalton school Apollo11 (since 2012), X11 Media & Design (since 2013), Graphic Lyceum Utrecht (since 2013) on several curricular strands around comprehensive looking, storytelling and enriching existing lessons with photography. Starting 1 February 2018, Fotodok will provide weekly lessons for CursusBSO (BSO = out-of-school care) in Utrecht. CursusBSO creates a bridge between an ordinary BSO and a creative course: best of both worlds!
Apart from pure photography lessons, learning with, -through and -over photography can be integrated in other disciplines. Much documentary photography relates to subjects that are also treated in history or civics. You can combine photos with writing activities, creating a new entrance for language education. Photography can be used to make high school students aware of their own position in the world; the idea that their look on the world and actions are fed by their position in relation to others and their personal experiences.
Are you interested in the opportunities of cooperation with your school or institution? Please contact email@example.com