The Boston Parks and Recreation Department introduces a series of free photography workshops called Pics in the Parks. Open to residents ages 9 and up, the program works toward developing tricks and techniques for taking great photographs in Boston’s picturesque parks. The eight-week photography workshops will be held every Tuesday beginning June 29 twice a day at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The morning session is for children ages nine to 16, while the evening session is geared toward adults. Please bring a digital or film camera and pre-register by calling (617) 961-3051.
Pics in the Park photography instructor Betty Jasper, a Northeastern University undergrad majoring in Digital Arts and Photography, is a third-year student currently completing her internship with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Betty has taken a variety of photography courses at Northeastern and this past summer traveled to Venice, Italy for additional learning opportunities.
At the end of the summer, the Parks Department, with support from the City of Boston’s Photography Department, will present a photography exhibit highlighting the best of participant’s photos from all eight workshops at Boston City Hall. Throughout the workshops, photos will be posted on Facebook on the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s fan page.
Dates and locations for Pics in the Parks are as follows:
June 29 Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park, Dorchester
July 6 Medal of Honor Park Memorial, South Boston
July 13 Copps Hill Burying Ground, North End, Boston
July 20 Public Garden, Bridge, Boston
July 27 Millennium Park Tot Lot, West Roxbury
Aug 3 George Wright Golf Course Clubhouse, Hyde Park
Aug 10 Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens, Fenway
Aug 17 Jamaica Pond Boathouse, Jamaica Plain
For information call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 961-3051 or visit ParkARTS at www.cityofboston.gov/parks