HCP Learning Center
Our critique room serves as a classroom, a space for portfolio reviews, a conference room, and a screening room. The Critique Room is equipped with museum shelves, balanced lighting for portfolio reviews, tungsten lighting for photo shoots, and an automated projection screen.
HCP's East Gallery displays work year-round from HCP’s outreach programs, membership exhibitions, Learning Center students and exhibitions that seek to educate about current issues, artistic practice, and process. Corresponding exhibitions include PictureThis! with Texas Children's Hospital, and Collaborations, an exhibition created and curated by participating students from Houston-area high schools.
HCP also showcases the work of its students in the annual exhibition Learning Curve.
Special thanks to the Houston Endowment, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and numerous individual donors for helping to create the Learning Center and supporting HCP’s ongoing educational initiatives.
The Learning Center at HCP opened its doors in 2006 and now offers over 300 workshops to the general public each year. Workshops are held on-site in the critique room and digital darkroom as well as off-site in the field or at the facility of one of our partner organizations. HCP's educational calendar, is published quarterly and has information about the many workshops we offer for both film and digital photographers of all levels.
HCP members receive a discount on all workshops.
Education is at the core of HCP's mission. Through outreach programs, workshops, lectures, portfolio reviews, and artist talks, HCP endeavors to foster the artistic growth of the community by educating people about photographic techniques and professional practices.