The Power Plant

DIY Camera Obscura

Sun Nov 05 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


The Power Plant


The camera is an important part of Sammy Baloji and Filip De Boeck’s exhibition. It has the ability to freeze time and create stories. In this workshop, we will explore the origins of cameras – as far back as ancient Greece – by constructing our own camera obscuras! Like Amalia Pica, we will follow schematic drawing plans and build our cameras using cardboard, lenses and mirrors. Through this program we will learn about the components of a camera and the basic techniques of photography.

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Registration: Call 416.973.4949 or email to reserve your spot at a Power Kids session today. Please note that each session is capped at 36 participants and registration is strongly recommended as spaces fill up quickly.

On the Day: Power Kids begins promptly at 3PM and ends at 5PM, any spaces that have been reserved but not claimed by 3:10PM will be released to drop-in participants. Caregivers are expected to join their children in all activities.

Tours and workshops are led by Amanda Foulds, Power Kids Family Programs Coordinator and assisted by Erica Cristobal, Power Kids Teaching Assistant.

Program Duration
2 hours