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I run workshops and creative light events for schools, both Secondary and Primary.

I tailor my workshops to meet the required outcomes of teachers. Kids love playing with light, and it is a great way to develop their imagination and creative expression. It also helps them to understand the fundamentals of photography which is all about light.

I can also guide students to create light-inspired art performances for school festivals etc using my range of specialist light tools.

In addition to the pleasure and learning experience students can get from these activities the school also gets some memorable images to share with parents, the community and on social media.

Upon request I can forward a FLYER that details the scope of these services.  Just email me here: psolness@optusnet.com.au

I have conducted workshops and light events for both Secondary and Primary Schools, including: Abbotsleigh, Cranbrook School, Knox Grammer, St Aloysius College, Mount St Benedict, Danebank, The Macdonald College, Gosford High School, Saint Patrick’s Marist College, Gilroy College, St Scholastica's, Illawarra Grammar, St Augustines College, Emmaus Catholic College, Radford College Canberra, Woollahra Public.

I also run light painting experiences for students camping overnight on Cockatoo Island. See information here at this link: Cockatoo Island

TESTIMONIALS:

"I can't express how happy I feel at this moment". Student at Wollongong High School of Performing Arts 7-11-18

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"The light painting workshop with Peter Solness was one of the most amazing experiences ever. Being a year 12 photography student working with digital cameras, knowing the constraints of the camera is very important in the understanding of what you can and can't achieve with digital photography. Peter gave us the chance to work with lights of all colours and shapes to change the atmosphere, mood, tone and depth of the photograph, how the use of lights can make a huge impact on the photograph but also how much fun it is to experiment with lights.

This workshop allowed me to learn so much more about photography, how the use of light can create a variety of effects that greatly influence the image, where photography can take you in life as in career options and just how much fun photography can really be. The workshop was definitely worth going to, was so much fun and has increased my passion and love for photography".  Alex Walker in year 12 Canberra Girls Grammar 23-10-18

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"Photographer Peter Solness orchestrated the Field of Orbs to celebrate the school's centenary year, bringing one hundred members of the school community together in a light-based night event that more than met our expectations. He understood our aims and worked imaginatively and collaboratively with Visual Arts staff and senior Photography students to produce an astounding result.

 Peter is an excellent communicator, and meticulously planned and facilitated night workshops at school with VA staff and senior Photography students in preparation for the event. These workshops demonstrably enriched students' understanding and skills in photography.

 Thank you so much Peter, you have opened up a new world of night photography to our students!"

 Fiona Crawford, Head of Visual Arts Cranbrook School, 1-6-2018

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"Peter brings a myriad of experience and expertise to the classroom. His workshop brought what can be imagined to a reality.The students were instantly engaged with the story of his personal journey of creativity: the process, the skills and technology and the products.The students explored new understandings and skills in a playful learning space where creative ideas and sharing was facilitated with encouragement. They expressed shear delight about their experience with Peter and still talk about it.

We look forward to having him back for more to experience!"

Serena Petriella, Deputy Principal, Woollahra Public School 20-08-18

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 "Thank you so much for the Cockatoo Island workshop. It was really inspiring! The girls had so much fun and absolutely loved your ideas and techniques. They did not stop talking about it the next day, it was their camp highlight!"

Sophie Langford, Creative Arts Teacher, Danebank Anglican School 30.4.2016

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"Peter Solness has opened my eyes to more options in photography. His creativity and passion in light painting made for an amazing class where we learned so much about the cameras we used and how light interacts with our world. Going home, I couldn’t wait to try making my own photos and give a new life to ordinary objects that had been overlooked in the dark."

Callista Gosford High School  25.5.2016