Classes and Workshops / Lectures


Cannon Beach, Oregon 2008


David Ulrich teaches classes and workshops in photography, digital imaging, liberal arts, visual perception, and the creative process. His background and experience in education extends over 35 years. He has taught on a university level for most of his career as well as in numerous workshop centers and special programs for adults and youth.

Currently a professor, he teaches at Chaminade University and leads workshops for Pacific New Media, a University of Hawai‘i initiative designed to integrate digital graphic technologies into the academic, artistic and professional communities. Formerly, he was a Professor and Chair of the Visual Art Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and was an Associate Professor and Chair of a large undergraduate photography department at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College for ten years. He continues to this day as a Graduate advisor/mentor with AIB/Lesley.

Curriculum Vitae

Statement of Educational Purpose (Edited lecture transcript):
 Education in the Arts: In Need of Renewal

Artist's Statement

Class Resources and Handouts

DU and Student Work

“It is my strong belief that students, who have been shaped on their path toward maturity with different circumstances and experiences than many of their teachers, deserve a well-rounded pluralistic education so that they may discover their own voice, find their own way, and genuinely contribute to the dialogue of their times. Many of my former students are currently very active in their fields of endeavor, with numerous grants, commissions, books & publications, and exhibitions to their credit. I am proud to have played a small part in their growth and success.”

Lectures and Workshops

An engaging speaker and workshop leader, David Ulrich gives seminars and presentations on creativity and perception. His workshops and presentations have inspired thousands of people at conferences, corporate retreats, colleges and universities, workshop facilities and art centers.

A partial listing of David's workshops and presentations include:

New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Honolulu Museum of Art
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Art Maui
Digital Crossroads Hawai‘i Conference
Arttech Maui Conference
American Pen Women
Columbia College
Maine Photographic Workshops
East West Bookshops in Mountain View, Sacramento, and Seattle
Pacific New Media, University of Hawai‘i
The Art Institute of Boston
Kodak Center for Creative Imaging
Bank of Boston
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

To book David Ulrich for your group, please contact:

To view ongoing workshops taught by David Ulrich, please view Pacific New Media: