Over the course of two sunny days, Camera Obsura Project hosted a workshop. During your evening walk around the millennium trail on May 28th and 29th, you might have spotted some strange black tents near the S.S. Klondike. If you didn’t catch the workshop, you can see the camera obscura yourself, along with the drawings that were done during the workshop at the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery. The workshop was led by Donald Lawrence along with his assistants, Dion Fortie and Rayland Fortie, from Thompson Rivers University in Kelowna British Columbia. Workshop participants traced large scale drawing of the S.S. Klondike within the big tent. Visit the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery to see both the art and the tent, which is held up with found wood and rope, which were created during the Camera Obscura Workshop.

The camera obscura is the invention that steered to photography. A fun fusion of science and art, the camera obscura is a darkened box or room (in the workshops case plastic and a cloth tent) with a small opening. In full color and movement the outside world is projected within the tent — upside down!  It’s pretty groovy to see real time action projected within the tent, and it is definitely unique experience.

If you’re wondering what to do for summer solstice, your best bet would be to visit Dawson City for the Midnight Sun Camera Obscura Festival, starting today June 17th until the 21st. The Festival events will include tours of the artists' projects, workshops, and public presentations. Projects from the festival will be exhibited at Dawson City’s OOD Gallery.

If you’re curious to see what the camera obscura is all about, along with the large scale drawing workshop participants have done, be sure to visit the Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery.

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