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Intuative Portraits 
- with Andrea Modica

DATES:

Sep 26 - Oct 1

LOCATION:

Saga - Inderøy - Norway

Acclaimed American artist Andrea Modica is known for her psychological portraits that truly captures the characters of her subjects.  

Andrea Modica
Andrea Modica

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

In our workshop with American artist Andrea Modica, we will investigate historical and contemporary fine art portraiture, as well as editorial photography, with an emphasis on interpretation and creating a sense of personal vision. 

 

Throughout the week we will discuss the use of narrative, aesthetic and psychological approaches as well as the emotional potential of the portrait, as each participant gains more understanding and insight into their own approach, and develop a sense of personal style in their work. 

Andrea will lead students from “first impressions” to translating their initial observations into creative expression. She covers topics such as approaching subjects, establishing a rapport, and forming a collaboration between subject and photographer that is both intuitive and spontaneous. 

The workshop begins with Andrea sharing her work and creative practice in addition to reviewing each participant’s work, as they share it with the group.  She will be tailoring the assignment for the week on the class’s interests, and the direction each student would like to pursue with their work.

 

The week will consist of lectures, image critiques, and photographing. We will have daily group critiques, but we will also plan for one-on-one time with Andrea. Andrea will also discuss topics relating to the use of portraits in publications and exhibitions, addressing ethical issues through an assigned reading, presentations and class discussions.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 12.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later than one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner. For Norwegian invoices there will be an invoice fee of NOK 40,- added. 
 
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount, and make sure this fee is not subtracted from the tuition fee payment. 

ACCOMMODATION:

The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills.

 

SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range. 

 

There are single beds in all of SAGA’s hotel rooms. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel.

 

If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room. 

MEALS:
Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.

 

If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.

Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 650,-.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance. Dinner is not included. Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:

Shared double-room: NOK 1.260,- per person pr night. 

 

The price includes: 

- shared double room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a free session in Saga Sauna.

 

To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 

Private room: NOK 1.560,- per night.

 

The price includes: 

- a private room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a session in Saga Sauna.

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard. 

GETTING TO SAGA:

By Plane: 

The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)

 

By Train: 

You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra by train from: Oslo: 9 hours / Trondheim: 2 hours / Bodø: 9.5 hours / Storlien (Sweden): 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: www.nsb.no/rutetabell

 

By Car: 

Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 12.000,- 

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Deposit: NOK 4.000,-

 

Se payment details in the workshop description.

REGISTRATION ON OUR WORKSHOPS ARE BINDING.

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start. 

We recommend everyone who travels to have travel insurance. 

For our cancelation rules and withdrawal and refund policy, scroll to the end of the description and read the info in the blue banners.

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

The workshop starts on September 26TH at 19:00 (7PM). 

WHEN TO DEPART:
The workshop wraps on October 1ST at 13:00 (1PM)

WHAT TO BRING:

You need to bring your camera, your laptop, and your usual photo-gear to this workshop. 

Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class. 

ABOUT

ANDREA MODICA: is an American photographer and professor of photography at Drexel University. She is known for portrait photography and for her use of platinum printing, created using an 8"x10" large format camera. Modica is the author of many monographs, including Treadwell and Barbara.

 

Modica’s photographs are part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the George Eastman House and the Bibliotheque Nationale, among others. Her solo exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Andrea Modica is a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.

 

Her monographs include Treadwell, Barbara, Minor League, Human Being, Fountain, L’Amici del Cuore, As We Wait, January 1, Lentini, Reveal, 2020 and Theatrum Equorum. 

 

Modica lives in Philadelphia, where she works as a photographer and teaches at Drexel University.

Instructor Replacement:

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It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

Cancelation Rules:

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Withdrawal and refund policy: 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition. NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.

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