Workshops

We offer individual and group workshops focused on helping you organize, share and create art and commemorative objects from your family photographs. Our most popular class is listed below. What are you doing with all your family photos? Contact us!

Family Photos and Other Fictions:

A workshop for artists, photographers, storytellers and family archivists



  • Do you have personal photographs, placed in albums, languishing in boxes, tucked away in drawers? 
  • Have you ever wanted to organize your family photographs or had an idea for making something with them? Want to use them in your art?
  • Started your project and then it just stalls or stops or you can't find a form for your idea?
  • Do you need practical or technical advice for accomplishing your goal?

The workshop—led by artist, collector and curator Barbara Levine—focuses on sharing experiences, strategies, sources, and influences that help develop and sustain individual projects centered on using family photographs.

Barbara specializes in vernacular photography and unusual collections. She is the author of People Knitting: A Century of Photographs (2016), Finding Frida Kahlo (2009), Around The World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums (2007), and Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (2006), all published by Princeton Architectural Press. Her collection of early vernacular photograph albums is in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography in New York. She is the former exhibitions director at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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