WORKSHOPS

 

2018

Experimental Darkroom Workshop
9 June or 10 June | 12 pm – 4 pm
(Participants can choose either the Saturday or Sunday workshop)
Only 8 spots available per day

Learn the basics of three camera-less printing methods: photograms, cyanotypes, and Van Dykes. Photograms are made by placing objects on light sensitive paper and exposing it to light. Cyanotypes and Van Dykes are similar in process, however we will be coating surfaces with chemistry before exposing to UV light. Cyanotype chemistry produces a cyan-blue image, and Van Dyke chemistry produces a deep brown colour. Participants will take home an 8×10 print of each process.

COST
$40 (members)
$65 (non-members, includes membership)

REGISTER
To reserve your spot, contact [email protected]. Please specify which day you would like to take the workshop! Please note: To secure your spot you must pay the workshop fee in advance, either in the gallery or via paypal. Just let us know your preference when emailing.

WHAT TO BRING
To create electrifying images, we encourage participants to bring translucent objects. Examples: Glass ornaments, screens, crumbled saran wrap, lemon slices, lace, filters, casper, mesh, leaves, fishnet gloves, fish scales, frosted glass, sunglasses, wax paper, lampshades… or any objects with ornate edges or holes. Drawing on acetate yields nice results for all three printing methods as well.

If you want to print from a photo, you would need to bring an enlarged negative transparency on a surface such as acetate (if you want to create a positive image). Martha Street can help you with that! Printing from a 35mm negative/positive works well for photograms, but larger transparencies are ideal for cyanotypes and Van Dykes as these processes won’t capture as much detail. We will supply the printing surfaces.

INSTRUCTORS
Meganelizabeth Diamond and Kristiane Church

TIMES & LOCATION
June 9th | 12 pm – 4 pm
– OR –
June 10th | 12 pm – 4 pm
Meet in the Artspace lobby, workshop will take place in the darkrooms on the 4th floor. We will also be going outside to expose the cyanotypes and Van Dykes to sunlight.

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
24-25 February

Brought participants up to speed on the basics of black-and-white photographic darkroom printing over two days, covering: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.

2017

GIF Making Workshop with Jeremy Pavka
27 May

This workshop taught the basics of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) making. First exploring the history of the still life including the GIF, participants left with the know how of GIF creation. Using ideas of simple stop-motion animation, instructor Jeremy Pavka demonstrated how to use still life photographs to create animated representations.

Experimental Darkroom Workshop
29/30 APRIL

Participants learned the basics of three camera-less printing methods: photograms, cyanotypes, and Van Dykes.

2016

Artist Book Workshop
10 December

Highlighting the indefinability that defines artist books, Letch Kinloch worked with participants to explore ideas about what makes an artist book an artist book, and encouraged the creation of new titles.

Darkroom Essentials Workshop
26–27 November

Brought participants up to speed on the basics of black-and-white photographic darkroom printing over two days, covering: developing film, printing contact sheets and printing images.