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CPR's Teen Institute gives kids the tools to express themselves through photography, interact with their environment, and learn what it means to be an artist.

The Cleveland Print Room (CPR) is proud to offer youth photography classes that enrich and educate. Students can choose between our two introductory classes or the more intensive, year-long POV: Photo Visionary Mastery Program.

CPR's Teen Institute serves over 400 students, grades 4 to 12 annually, with the goal of fostering self expression and community engagement among a diverse group of students. Teen Institute offers a wide range of opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. 

Our Programs:

IF: Instant Foto is an introductory instant photography program with several sites within the city of Cleveland. IF runs three 8-week semesters throughout the year. Students use LOMO Instax Wide cameras to learn the basics of photography. 

PS: Project Snapshot is a 16 week B&W film processing course that runs the full school year. Students use Pentax 35mm cameras to push their photography skills to the next level. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council. Student work is displayed at the Ohio Civil Rights Commission in the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus for a full year.

POV: Photo Visionary is Teen Institute's Mastery Program. Students from PS and IF are encouraged to apply. POV includes photographic and writing assignments, digital intensives, visual presentations, critiques, field trips, and visiting artists. 

Photo Credit: McKinley Wiley

Photo Credit: McKinley Wiley

 
 

student work examples

 
By Tevyah from Cudell

By Tevyah from Cudell

By Destanee.

By Destanee.

Student work from Scranton Elementary School

Student work from Scranton Elementary School

By Kitana from Glenville Recreation Center

By Kitana from Glenville Recreation Center

Portrait by a Lincoln West Student

Portrait by a Lincoln West Student

By a Student from Scranton Elementary School

By a Student from Scranton Elementary School

By Destiny from Glenville

By Destiny from Glenville

By Hailey.

By Hailey.

By Hailey.

By Hailey.

Project Snapshot work by Lanecia

Project Snapshot work by Lanecia

Student work from Lincoln West

Student work from Lincoln West

By Shareese from Glenville Recreation Center

By Shareese from Glenville Recreation Center

Project Snapshot work by Owen

Project Snapshot work by Owen

By Tevyah from Cudell

By Tevyah from Cudell

By Gabby from Glenville Recreation Center

By Gabby from Glenville Recreation Center

By Chloe from Glenville Recreation Center

By Chloe from Glenville Recreation Center

By Courteney from NewBridge

By Courteney from NewBridge

By Maria.

By Maria.

Work by a Scranton Elementary School Student

Work by a Scranton Elementary School Student

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SPONSORS

The supporters who make CPR's Teen Institutue possible.

 
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