SURA Arts Academy: Summertime Youth Workshops – Registration

Image: Teenage Years by SURA student Francesca Gregory

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT daily, Monday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
SURA Arts Academy: Summertime Youth Workshops

Museum Members: $50 single workshop | $250 full workshop package
General Public: $60 single workshop | $300 full workshop package

LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER. Scholarships available based on financial need + availability. SURA scholarship application

See the world through the lens of photography this summer!

This summer, AANM is pleased to introduce a series of youth-focused workshops, where students will learn and be immersed in the art of photography! AANM’s oldest running youth program, SURA Arts Academy, helps students learn about the power of photography as a tool to share their story with the world.

Students aged 14-18 are invited to sign up for one, several, or all of the daily workshops taking place around metro Detroit, Aug. 2-7! 

Most workshops will take place at an outdoor location around the metro Detroit area, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT. Parents will be responsible for bringing students to and from the specified location. Each day will be full of activities, photo scavenger hunts, and snapping breathtaking photos!

Students must have their own DSLR camera or a good cell phone camera to use. Some exceptions may apply. No experience necessary. Students’ work will be celebrated in AANM’s annual SURA Student Photography Exhibition in Fall 2021.

Individuals who sign up to the full package of all six workshops will receive a complimentary AANM Membership! Discounts associated with Membership can be used for future SURA programs, among other programs and events.

REGISTER HERE for full workshop package or register for individual workshops below:


(locations subject to change, pending weather and other factors):

Monday, Aug. 2: Camera Crash Course — REGISTER
Understand the basics of your camera and how to take a good photo!
Location: Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn.

Tuesday, Aug. 3: Tips and Tricks — REGISTER
Students will use water, flowers, cardboard and other everyday materials to take their photos to the next level.
Location: Ford Field Park, Dearborn.

Wednesday, Aug. 4: Portrait Photography — REGISTER
We all take selfies and photos of family/friends. Learn how to master those photos in our portrait workshop!
Location: State Theater, Ann Arbor.

Thursday, Aug. 5: Food Photography — REGISTER
If you’re the type to photograph a delicious meal, you’re certainly not alone! Get a hands-on photo lesson on how to capture your meal in the perfect photo.
Location: West Dearborn restaurants.

Friday, Aug. 6: Landscape Photography — REGISTER
Those beautiful trees, that perfect sky, those cute ducks in the background! Learn how to capture the perfect landscape photo while exploring the beautiful outdoors.
Location: Millrace, Northville.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Street/Architecture Photography — REGISTER
Take in the sites of beautiful downtown Detroit as we explore and capture the beautiful architecture and streets of the city!
Location: Downtown Detroit.

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