Instructor: Erika Cespedes

Erika Cespedes

Erika is an award winning photographer and arts educator. Ever since she can remember art has been a part of her life, she participated in art festivals, competitions and afterschool art programs. She attended Art Universities in Fort Lauderdale, Chicago for her under-grad and obtained her MFA at the Academy of Art University in California. She has practiced commercial and fine art photography allowing her to publish several food photography books and exhibit work in Fine Art galleries throughout the United States. She is versatile in film and digital, including 35mm, medium and large format cameras. She also alternates her lessons with alternative photographic processes; which include cyanotypes, transfers, Brown-Vandykes, experimental photography, chlorophyll printing and much more. Other art areas include: mix media, collage, clay, installation and holistic-healing art. Her teaching approach is organic, allowing students to find themselves through the creation of art and encouraging self-discovery.

Erika Cespedes is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Digital Photography: Nuts and Bolts for DSLR Summer Online, Starting: 5/22/21 Lifelong Learning
Discovering Digital Photography (Age 14-17) Summer 6/14/21 - 6/18/21 Youth Education
Discovering Digital Photography (Age 11-13) Summer 6/21/21 - 6/25/21 Youth Education

Erika Cespedes has previously taught:

  • Child and Teen Portrait Photography
  • Food Photography Bootcamp