Screen Arts School

Visual Storytelling at the Intersection
of Art and Technology

Screen Arts School

Make and Explore Meaningful and Inclusive Visual Media through Live Online Classes

Screen Arts is a collaborative community with a unique, international approach to live online education through cutting-edge ideas on the potentials of contemporary media that are meant to lead to the making of meaningful, impactful work for all those interested.

Making Photo Zines
Two Weekend Workshop
With Fabiana Sala

Zines are self-published printed works produced by creative people to convey ideas through images and/or words. Some of the most forward-thinking and provocative areas of current photographic practice can be found in the photo-zine. Zines as printed matter are in some ways more accessible and democratic than photobooks

This class invites lens-based artists to publish their work through this more experimental approach. This weekend workshop will teach the basics of creating and publishing your own zine. We will consider zine history, inspiration, and planning. We will start with handmade zine techniques moving to breaking down the components for creating elegant and readable layouts using Adobe InDesign as the primary tool. This class covers document setup, placing and styling text, typography, working with images, creating a cover, imposition and preparation of the book for print.

Dates: December 5th 2020
December 12th 2020
Time: 10am to 3pm EST (3pm to 8pm GMT)
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Equipment: Teacher Will Email Students
Class Size: 12

Off-the wall: Expanding your Photographs Beyond Their Frame

Explore alternate strategies for presenting projects which at their centre use photographs but embrace other narrative media. Monica Alcazar- Duarte will lead this 12-hour course, which runs over four weeks. Using two of her projects, ‘The New Colonists’ and ‘Ascension’ as examples of multidimensional work, she invites photographers to think outside the frame and develop strategies for expanding their own photographic practice. A surprise guest editor will be invited for final crit.

Dates: Week One W & Th January 6th and 7th 2021
Week Two, Three, and Four: Thurs, January 14th, 21st, 28th 2021
Time: 5.30 to 8.00 GMT (12.30 to 3.00 EST)
Level: Aspiring
Equipment: Camera/portfolio
Class Size: 12
225.00 ($270.00)


Screenwriting Masterclass

This is a six week Master class screenwriting course with Mark O’ Connor (Writer-Director of Cardboard Gangsters). The course is devoted to exploring the ins and outs of screenwriting.

Dates: M: Jan 18th, 2021 – Feb 22nd, 2021
Time: 5.30 to 7.30 GMT (12.30 to 2.30 EST)
Level: Aspiring
Class Size: 16
€299.00 ($350.00)

Fred Ritchin – Images and Ideas

We are delighted to launch Screen Arts with a lecture series by Fred Ritchin. Nov 17th, 2020 – Dec 15th, 2020

IMAGES AND IDEAS is an exploration of underlying contemporary trends in photography and imaging. The five lectures will consider questions such as: What are the essential differences between analog and digital media? Do images today have the same meanings that they had during the last century? In a “post-truth” era can image-based media still provoke social change? More

Dates: Nov 17th, 2020 – Dec 15th, 2020
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1 to 2.30pm EST (6pm to 7.30pm GMT)
Level: Open to All
$50.00 (€45.00)


Photo Credit: Maria Cherdantseva

Each lecture will be available for 48 hours after the live presentation, to accommodate people who sign up but live in different time zones, or cannot attend in person.

Stay Connected

When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.

    Masterclass and Innovative Longer Program Modules Starting in February 2021

    Stay tuned!

    Starting in 2021 we will be offering novel concept longer programs and master class retreats. Scholarships will be available.

    Visual storytelling combines the narrative text of a story with creative elements to augment and enhance the traditional storytelling process. By design, it is a co-creative process resulting in an intimate, interpretive, expressive technique.

    You Matter

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in profound ways, including the ways in which we are able to gather as a learning community.