Family Polaroid Workshop

Explore the art and science behind instant photography in a hands-on experience at the art museum.


Learn the basics of Polaroid cameras and the fascinating process behind instant image development. Philadelphia-based photographer and educator Jaime Alvarez will guide you through the technical aspects while sharing insights into the artistic value of this unique medium.

In addition to the workshop, participants will take in the stunning photography on display in Enrique Bostelmann: Apertures and Borderscapes. These examples provide an opportunity to explore the broader world of visual storytelling and gain inspiration from a powerful artist.

Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable family activity, this event promises enjoyment for all ages. Have fun exploring the medium, develop Polaroid images to take home with you, and enjoy Migration on the Berman Lawn after sunset.

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This event is free and open to the public. Please consider adding a donation to your ticket price to support more free events like this at the Berman Museum of Art.

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About the Instructor

Headshot of Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. He moved to Philadelphia in 2005 and since then has worked with numerous local independent artist spaces, institutions, artists, and collectors to document their spaces and works. He also teaches as an assistant adjunct professor at University of the Arts.

Alvarez’s works have been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and collected by notable organizations such as Comcast, Drexel University, and Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin Texas.


Berman Museum of Art, Main Gallery