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FESTIVAL OF THE DARKROOM WORKSHOPS: MAUD D/Art – November

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Pinhole image: Victoria Cooper – Byron lighthouse pinhole

Pinhole image: Victoria Cooper – Byron lighthouse pinhole

.PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

(This workshop has been completed)

Session 1 of 2  (November 1, Tues – Melbourne Cup day)  6.00-830pm

Session 2 of 2 (November 6, Sun) 9.30am – 4.00pm

KEY THINGS YOU WILL DO IN THIS WORKSHOP:

  • Make a pinhole camera
  • Make a pinhole
  • Take, process and print black and white film and paper pinhole photographs
  • Introductory B&W darkroom
  • Experience the aesthetic of retro-photography, photo history & hands-on image making

NOTE: THE PROGRAM HAS 2 SESSIONS

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Irena processes film…

FILM PROCESSING WORKSHOP

(This workshop has been completed)

(November 2, Wed)  5.30-830pm

This session will provide you with an opportunity to experience the dark art of B&W FILM PROCESSING. Importantly this session is intended as a ‘see how it’s done’ as well as a ‘do it yourself’ activity. You will be invited to bring along a 35mm-24 exposure or 120 black and white film that will be processed by you as part of the workshop.

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The Maud D/Art Darkroom space

INTRO B+W PRINTING WORKSHOP 

(November 9, Wed)  5.30-830pm

(This workshop has been completed)

In this session you will encounter and experience the Dark Art of PRINTING B&W NEGATIVES. The topics will cover all of the key information required to setup and work in a darkroom making your own prints. If you processed negatives in series 1 you will have a contact sheet made.

This session is a ‘show and tell’ of the following topics. Handouts and URL links to useful sites are included in the session notes provided.

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Making prints in the darkroom

Making prints in the darkroom

PRINTING SUPERVISED WORKSHOP

(November 12, Sat)  1.00-6.00pm

(This workshop has been completed)

A supervised printmaking session using your negatives. After being introduced to an enlarger for the session you will make test prints, select the appropriate contrast grade and use basic print enhancement techniques to produce your own prints.

  • You will work with a specialist darkroom practitioner to direct and support the printing session enabling you to make the most of this special opportunity.
  • This session will include a critique of the work created.
  • After completion of this series participants will be able to hire the Maud Gallery darkroom either as an individual or with mentored support.

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CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

(November 20, Sun) 9.30am – 4.00pm

(This workshop has been completed)

The Cyanotype Workshop will provide for participants an introduction to the creative potential of the process.

Topics will include:

  • Sourcing and mixing your own chemicals
  • Selecting suitable subjects to image
  • Selecting the best materials to print on
  • Handcoating paper and cloth
  • Sunlight exposures as well as using UVexposure units
  • Processinng and drying

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FINE ART PRINTING WORKSHOP 

(This workshop has been postponed to 2017)

In the FINE ART Print workshop you will learn from the experience of working alongside Doug Spowart & Victoria Cooper hand-making a Fine Art print.

  • In this fine art printing session we will work with one of your negatives so you can learn how to select the best image to work with, print and finish a photograph to the highest FINE ART standard.
  • Working in a small group of 2-3 participants, advanced darkroom techniques, equipment and processes as well as creative printing controls will be demonstrated and performed.
  • At the end of this workshop you will have a finished FINE ART print ready for framing.

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Photobook workshops planned for November 14+15

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

PHOTOBOOK CONCEPT, DESIGN & PHOTOSHOP

(These workshops have been completed)

 

'You are here..." a photobook by Cooper+Spowart

‘You are here…” a photobook by Cooper+Spowart

HANDMAKING PHOTOBOOKS

 

 

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