Creating Underwater Landscapes

Workshop Date:September 16

When: Saturday, 5:30-8:30

Sessions: 1

Price: $125

Teaching Artist: sam smiley

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*This was a Fall 2017 course. Please see our current and upcoming workshops to register for a workshop course.

Have you been always been curious to put a camera underwater, but didn’t want to ruin your own? This is your opportunity to use provided underwater cameras in the tidal pools of Provincetown. Working in small groups you’ll explore the secret worlds and underwater landscapes, and find out about what is going on under the surface. You will also learn to use the surface of the water itself as a lens, while exploring the reflections and refractions of the aquatic landscape. We will meet at the end of the breakwater in the West End and examine the breakwater and salt marsh.

sam smiley is a media artist and educator based in Provincetown, MA. She has taught video, photography, and multimedia to children and adults of all ages. She is also an instructor at Lesley University and has taught at Massachusetts College of Art, Wellesley College, and University of Massachusetts in Boston.  She recently co-published a book of lessons for people to use to use artistic practices to teach science called “Strategies to Integrate the Arts with Science” from Shell Publishing.  In 2013-2014, she exhibited her underwater work through the Boston Cyberarts Art on the Marquee Program at the Boston Convention Visitors Center.  Her commercial and artistic work with underwater video can be found at