The Art of Photography

“Drawing with Light”

In this unit CPL volunteers will present interactive exhibits for students to explore. Students will place small items on photosensitive paper to compose a picture and investigate how light exposure will create a permanent “photo” of their composition, then enter a life size camera obscura or experiment with handheld camera obscuras, as they learn about the human eye compared to the camera.

Volunteer Information

The Photography Unit functions differently from our normal lesson format. Instead of having volunteers go into each classroom over a period of a few months, the Photography Unit is set up for approximately 5 days at each school and each class will rotate through the exhibit during that time. This format also means that we need a team of photography volunteers to help out at each school.


Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .