The London Eye: Developing Your Artistic and Photographic Vision

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Get ready to capture the beauty, history and quirky everyday life of London on film. In addition to photographing the city’s well-known architectural masterpieces, daily walking tours will take you through quaint neighborhoods, palace gardens, and Dickens-like villages.  You’ll also tour London’s major art museums, including the Tate Modern, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery. During LondonAWAY, you will take 4 days to live and learn in central Paris.  Every day you’ll hone your personal artistic vision, applying compositional techniques and design skills utilized by master artists to your work. You’ll be given individual and small-group assignments, and attend weekly instructor-led group critiques. At the end of the summer, you’ll present a complete portfolio of your work for a final critique, along with various written and oral assignments.  Finally, your best photographs will join those of your fellow artists/photographers from British Studies to constitute an art exhibition that will carry your viewpoints on London to colleges and universities all over the USA.

Course details

  • ART 499/599 (6 semester hours)
  • LondonAWAY! experience: Paris for 4 nights
  • Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Meet the Instructor





Dr. Joni Noble
University of Louisiana, Monroe

Dr. Joni Noble is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA in Fine Art Photography from Louisiana Tech University, and a BFA in Painting from ULM.  She has taught the Art/Photography course for the British Studies Program for the past 7 years.  Her daughter lives and works in New Orleans and her son is a Research Professor of Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.


Pictures from the Art Photography class taught in Summer 2013 in the British Studies Program. Warm thanks to Dr. Joni Noble of the University of Louisiana at Monroe as well as top-notch ULM student Sara Beth Howard for doing the video.