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Clacton Coastal Academy

‘An Introduction to the Camera Obscura: Drawing Workshop’

With Art and Photography Students from Clacton Coastal Academy

By Just Jaq at The Minories Galleries


This two-hour workshop included:

A brief introduction to Just Jaq and my motivation behind creating the Camera Obscura

A fun game called Human Cameras

A brief introduction to the history of the Camera Obscura and how to use it as a viewing tool and drawing aid

Experimentation with setting up compositions and becoming part of the live image through posing and performing

Three large scale drawing exercises designed to explore mark-making, using the Camera Obscura as a drawing tool

Reviewing the work created and sharing ideas

“Thank you to everyone that took part it was lovely to meet you, hope to see you again soon!”  Jaq

Your Comments

It was interesting. I learnt new things and enjoyed my visit.

A good experience and I was able to explore using different materials.

The visit was very, very, well put together and especially inspiring when working together in a wide range of mixed media.

Very fun and interesting. Really had a good experience.

I really liked the Obscura as it was fun and interesting. It was a good to experience something new.

I enjoyed learning how to use the Obscura and using other techniques.

I really like the Camera Obscura. It was great fun. I learned a few new techniques about art.

Funny – Interesting – Improved my way to see things – Thank you!


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