FREE ONLINE GROUP CRITIQUES
LET'S GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER
Alissa and Jacob Hessler here. We felt compelled to reach out during this very strange and disconcerting time. We have been craving creativity and needing a distraction from listening to endless NPR, playing fairy tea party with our three-year-old and panic baking. We want to share any gifts or wisdom we have to help our creative community get through this together.
We decided to reach out to our students in our postponed Cumberland Island workshops to offer free weekly photo assignments and online group critiques on Zoom for the next month. Their prompt and excited response to this idea made us want to expand our offer to all of our students and friends. Based on demand we will likely run a few critique sessions on Friday afternoon and evening. We will try to keep the number of people in a critique group to 20. Dressing up and happy hour cocktails are encouraged but not required.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the "Step 2: Sign Me Up!" below and we will send you your Friday critique time and group letter, zoom login code and zoom tutorial. Please watch our informational video and review our weekly assignments below. We hope to see you soon! Wishing you health and as much joy as you can muster.
Alissa and Jacob Hessler
STEP 1: WATCH THIS VIDEO!
STEP 2: SIGN ME UP!
STEP 3: REVIEW ALL THE COURSE DETAILS
(click week to see student work)
WEEK 3 (APRIL 10): MAGIC IN THE MUNDANE
WEEK 4 (APRIL 17): SOLITUDE
WEEK 5 (APRIL 24): ESCAPE INTO COLOR
*Submit one photo per assignment. Please email your photo to on Thursday before 5pm (Eastern Time) so we have time to get it online before our critiques on Friday. Please email a jpeg, 2500 pixels on the longest side in sRGB color space.
GROUP MEETING TIMES
(These are Eastern Time Zone)
GROUP A: 5 - 6pm
GROUP B: 6:30 - 7:30pm
GROUP C: 8pm - 9pm
WEEK 1: SURREAL LANDSCAPE
STUDENT WORK WILL BE POSTED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING!
WEEK 2: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS