Portrait and family photographer Kathi O’Leary has garnered a reputation as one of the best in the City. In addition to creating fantastic images for her clients, Kathi runs a photography school and birthday party space for children and adults in her spacious studio. She is also available to teach workshops at schools. Kathi offers Kids Nights Out on Fridays for kids ages 8 to 16. Activities include studio photography, Photoshop editing, and special effects. Inquire about the dates offered each season.
One-day classes and a series of weekly classes, group or private, are offered to kids and adults. Students learn the basics of photography, composition, portraiture, printing, and more. Rental cameras are available for a small fee. Kathi offers 4-in-a-series afterschool basic or intermediate level photography classes for kids ages 8 and up. DVD and portfolio will be created and curriculum will vary with age, experience, and interest. Must purchase the $95 series all four classes.
Kathi’s summer and school break workshops teach children not just how to use a camera but also how to appreciate photography as an art form. Kids learn how to shoot still-lifes and portraits, and go on field trips to capture images in nature.
Vacation Day Camp Session:
Columbus/Indigenoues People Day, Veteren's Day, Thanksgiving Break, MLK, President's Day, Lunar New Year, Cesar Chavez Day
Winter Break Sessions: TBD
Week-long February Break/Ski Week Session: TBD
Week-long Spring Break Session: TBD
Week-long Summer Sessions: TBD
Extended Summer Workshop Sessions: TBD
Ages: 8 to 17
Days/Times: Mon–Fri 9am–1pm or extend to 4pm; July extended workshops 9am–4pm
Cost: Varies by program. Early bird and sibling discounts available.
Extended care: Mon–Thurs 1pm–3pm $180 for photo-editing class
Counselor-In-Training (CIT): available; teen jobs also available
These fees include use of a digital camera and printing costs and snacks. Children must bring extra snacks/lunch as needed. Registration must be completed to be admitted to class.
Do you know 3–4 students of a similar grade who are interested in photography? If so, you can sign them up to study with Kathi weekly. Offered Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. $50 per session from 3:30pm–5:30pm. Price includes camera and snacks and materials. Drop off and pick up is at the 324 Fell Street Studio, OR arrange for an escort for younger students from French American International School/Chinese American International School.
Have your child’s birthday party at Kathi’s studio. Kids ages 6 and up get a mini portrait lesson while playing dress up with an eclectic selection of costumes and props. Kids make digital portraits of each other and bring home a professionally printed portrait, plus a group photo by Kathi. The birthday celebrant gets an extra special CD to bring home. You’ll have to bring everything, from food and drinks to party supplies. A two-hour party package for up to 10 kids is $240 plus $10 per guest.