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Sun Print Sunday - Family Workshop

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks 350 West Hillcrest Drive, 2nd Floor (midway between Macy's and Nordtroms) Thousand Oaks United States (map)

Join us to discover the magic of the process of photography in this hands-on workshop for the whole family!


We will use natural elements, simple exploration of composition, and a photographic processes to create works of art in the spirit of Ansel Adams.

What are Sun Prints?

Energy from the sun doesn’t just warm us, it can also create chemical changes. Photosensitive paper (solar print paper or the like) is coated with a chemical that changes color when it’s exposed to certain wavelengths in sunlight. See how blocking the sun’s light can stop those changes from happening!

Admission $10 Materials Fee per family

20 participants max( families together) for each sessionProgram geared to children 6 years old and up, accompany by adults. Everyone is invited to participate.

There will be activities related to the medium of photography (sun prints) and gallery exploration with an activity focused on composition and tonal values to understand the photography of Ansel Adams. 

Facilitated by Museum Educators: Lisa Davis and Laura Lewis

About the Museum Educators:

Lisa Davis

As the Education Specialist for School Communities at J. Paul Getty Museum, Lisa Davis works primarily with docents who facilitate experiences for the K – 12 audience at the Getty Villa. Lisa began her career at the High Museum of Art as the Coordinator of Education Volunteers, where she was responsible for overseeing the training, scheduling, and evaluation of more than 200 school and public program volunteers. She has also served at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago where she focused on expanding the student docent program, partnering with the Odyssey Project to create a community docent component, and developing the Smart Museum’s gallery tour programs. Ms. Davis holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Rollins College and an M.A.Ed. from Georgia State University.

Laura Lewis

Laura P Gavilán-Lewis has been a Gallery and Museum Educator at the J. Paul Getty Museum for over 25 years, designing, implementing and promoting educational programs for a broad multigenerational audience. She currently works at the Getty Villa overseeing areas of the docent training program particular to gallery teaching and developing programs for visitors who are blind /low vision. Trained as a Visual Artist at the University of Mexico (UNAM) Laura worked as an exhibiting artist in Mexico City. She came to the US after marrying her photographer husband and later established themselves in the Conejo Valley.