Drop-In Workshops for Teens

Drop-In Workshops for Teens

Join Las Fotos Project for a portrait photography workshop inspired by director Agnès Varda’s photographic work.

©Academy Museum Foundation, Photo by: Joshua White/JWPictures

The Youth Programs team invites teens to join museum educators on the third Friday of every month to be inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and screenings, explore the museum, hang out, and get creative.

Inspired by the photographic work of director Agnès Varda, we will be learning how to take portraits and focusing on the three essential elements of portrait photography: lighting, composition, and direction. The workshop will be led by Las Fotos Project Social Enterprise Assistant/Educator Fabiola Lopez.

Varda’s work is featured in our Director’s Inspiration gallery on Level 2 inside our Stories of Cinema exhibition. The gallery exhibits many photographs by the director, including portraits of actors on her film sets. Her photographic style informed the distinct look of her films.
Varda’s career spanned over six decades and drew inspiration from her life and the world around her. She considered her life in three parts: as a photographer, a filmmaker, and a visual artist.


Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls and gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

Meet us Friday, September 15 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the Shirley Temple Education Studio on the museum’s Lower Level. Workshops are designed for teens ages 14 and up. Snacks will be provided.

All workshops are free with museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum admission is free for youth ages 17 and under with advance reservation.

Check back soon for upcoming workshop themes.

If you have any questions or need assistance planning your visit, please email museumeducation@oscars.org.

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