SURA Arts Academy - Summertime Youth Workshops: All Workshops

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Monday August 2

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is pleased to introduce a series of youth-focused workshops, where students will learn and be immersed in the art of photography! AANM's oldest running youth program, SURA Arts Academy helps students learn about the power of photography as a tool to share their story with the world.

Youth can sign up for one, several or all workshops. Most workshops will take place at an outdoor location around the metro Detroit area, from 10am-2pm EST. Due to AANM still being closed, all locations will take place offsite. Parents will be responsible for bringing students to and from the specified location.

These courses are designed for students ages 14-18. Each day will be full of activities, photo scavenger hunts, and snapping breathtaking photos! Students must have their own DSLR camera or a good cell phone camera to use (some exceptions may apply). No experience necessary.

To access your membership code, please log in at the top right of the ticketing page with your email and password. If you experience difficulties registering for the event, please contact Dave Serio at

Summertime Workshops Schedule (locations subject to change, pending weather and other factors):

  • Camera Crash Course
    • August 2
    • Understanding the basics of your camera and how to take a good photo
    • Location: Henry Ford Estate, Dearborn
  • Tips and Tricks
    • August 3
    • Students will use water, flowers, cardboard and other every day materials to take their photos to the next level
    • Location: Ford Field Park, Dearborn
  • Portrait Photography
    • August 4
    • We all take selfies and photos of family/friends. Learn how to master those selfies and family photos in our portrait workshop!
    • Location: State Theater, Ann Arbor
  • Food Photography
    • August 5
    • If you're the type to photograph a delcious meal, you're certainly not alone! Get a hands-on photo lesson on how to capture your meal in the perfect photo!
    • Location: West Dearborn restaurants
  • Landscape Photography
    • August 6
    • Those beautiful trees, that perfect sky, those cute ducks in the background! Learn how to capture the perfect landscape photo while exploring the beautiful outdoors!
    • Location: Millrace, Northville
  • Street/Architecture Photography
    • August 7
    • Take in the sites of beautiful downtown Detroit as we explore and capture the beautiful architecture and streets of the city!
    • Location: Downtown Detroit