Photo by 2016 F/STOP Participant Sharon Coolidge

The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to continue F/STOP, a photography program aimed at Mariposa residents 55 years of age and older. This program consists of a series of free, 5-week digital photography workshops focused on the artistic elements of photography and is designed to promote creativity, self-expression, and increase comfort with digital technology. Each workshop includes: lessons on the elements of art, principals of design, composition, and lighting; facilitated discussions; a photographic field expedition/field trip; and guidance on presenting the artwork created in the program. Images from the workshops are exhibited each year at the conclusion of the program.

Photography sequence by 2017-18 program participant, Lana Jones.


The Treetop Gallery currently features Stories and Sequences: Images from F/STOP , on display from May 3 – June 24, 2018. This exhibition includes a collection of photographic series created, curated, and presented in accordion books by the Arts Council’s 2017 – 2018 F/STOP program participants.

During this year’s workshops, artists-in-residents, Jeannine Andre and Cara Goger, facilitated group discussions about the medium of photography and worked through a curriculum focused on composition, lighting, the elements of art, sequencing and editing. Using iPods, phones and digital cameras to take their photos, participants were encouraged to concentrate on the artistic and conceptual side of photography to tell a story through their images.


Email phillips@mariposaartscouncil.org if you would like to be added to the F/STOP digital newsletter for advanced information on our next season of programming.

Generous support for this program comes from the County of Mariposa, the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The Arts Council is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, created to promote and support all forms of the cultural arts, for all ages, throughout Mariposa County and is supported in part by the County of Mariposa, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Past F/STOP Programs

2016 – 2017


F/STOP Returning Participants’ Movie Slideshows

Generous support for this program comes from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program and the Central Valley Community Foundation’s Arts and Culture program.