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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

Focus on Aesthetics: A Photography Workshop

Week 2: July 16-22, 2017

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Designed for novice digital photographers, this class will focus on camera use and the aesthetics of photography.

A fine and well-traveled photographer, Jessica Evett has taught Introduction to Photography at Cornell and for years has been an educator for the Johnson Museum of Art. Jess will teach us the basics of composition, framing, lighting, and the art of observation in the primary photo genres: portraits, landscapes, and documentary photography.

Although the emphasis of the class will be on taking aesthetically satisfying photos in selected locales on and off campus, Jess will also introduce us to ways to organize and retouch our work. Facilities and materials fee (in addition to program fee): $40.

Jessica Evett

Jessica is a life-long Ithacan with deep roots in the Cornell community. She earned her bachelor's and master's degree from Cornell, worked for several years as an educator at the Johnson Museum of Art, and last year taught Introduction to... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.