IC Visual Lab



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IC Visual Lab has been running workshops, talks, courses and collaborative projects over the last 5 years and now we are very excited to offer a long-term learning environment. This is a new programme of courses for people interested in exploring the photographic medium to communicate ideas, emotions or stories. Our teaching method combines lectures and practice with a focus in exploring the creative process. We are counting on a great team of tutors and collaborators that will contribute to this programme with artists talks, field trips, reviews...
Book your place now by sending an email to info@icvl.co.uk


IC Visual Lab / .RAW-CLASS


“A course that will help participants to develop a photographic body of work, encouraging risk-taking to explore the creative process from an experimental and energetic approach”.

Intro / Content / Participants / Costs / Team & partnersSchoolarship

This ‘ADVANCED’ course is designed to help partcipants to develop a photographic body of work. They will research and identify their own creative process, developing a personal language whilst applying the technical and expressive tools required. We use a dynamic and participatory pedagogic method, showing historical and contemporary photography authors to tackle key debates about the medium. This is a course where photography is studied and made in ways challenging the status-quo, while being open to the medium’s many possibilities. 

During these 12 sessions, participants will be encouraged to develop a photographic body of work, learn about different creative process through case studies, understand the relationship between content and form as well as thinking in potential outcomes to disseminate the final outcome (exhibitions, books, multimedia...)  The course is structured in 3 thematic blocks: Thinking, Making & Sharing which serve as starting points for the participants to direct their own work.

In this course, partcipants will move beyond the single image and will explore the construction of series or collection of images to communicate ideas, emotions or stories. We will question the meaning of visual narrative, the capacity and difficulties of photography as a narrative device, the posibilities of creating allegories and the complexities of representing the world as it is.

At the end of this course you will have developed a body of work as well as testing different outcomes on how the work could be disseminated. You will be introduced to a set of new creative strategies and ideas that will help and challenge you in the creation of series and sequences that communicate ideas, stories or emotions.

This course is aimed at anyone with basic knowledge of photography as an expresive language and its technique. People who would like to develop a personal body of work that help them to communicate ideas, emotions or stories.
Ideal for those who have already done ./RAW-CLASS starter course.
This course is the perfect space for anyone who has an enthusiasim about photography and wants to develop it further experimenting and taking creative risks.

Ideally participants should be able to access a camera and computer to follow the course assignements. If you haven’t got access to a camera or computer but you are still interested in this course, please get in touch so we can find an alternative. 
Location / Starting Date
The sessions will be held every Thursday from 6pm to 8.30pm at IC Visual Lab headquarters at Docklands studios in St. Pauls. 74-80 City Road, Bristol BS2 8UH. 

The first session will be on the 7 October 2020.
If these days don’t work for you but you are interested, please drop us an email so we can find an alternative. 

This is a 36 hours course structured in 12 sessions of 2h hours. The total cost of the course is £360 but you will be able to pay this in 3 monthly instalments. Plus 12h divided between one to one tutorials and day-out activities. 

To book your place in this course, please send an email to
info@icvl.co.uk and write RAWCLASS in the subject. We will provide you with all the payment details. 

The course capacity is limited to 7 places + 1 schoolarship.

Team & Partners
IC Visual Lab counts on a great team of tutors and collaborators who will contribute to this course with artists talks, field trips and reviews. 

Tutor: Alejandro Acín
Past guest speakers: Amak Mahmoodian, Lua Ribeira, Clementine Schneidermann and Chris Hoare. New speakers will be confirmed for each edition.

IC Visual Lab is pleased to offer a scholarship to anyone living in Bristol and who is currently unemployed or earning minimum wage. The scholarship will cover the entire course fee (£360). If you are interested in applying for this, please send us a letter of interest of 500 words to info@icvl.co.uk

Deadline: 30 September 2020 Midnight (GMT). 

We will announce our final decision on the 3 October 2020. 

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