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Fall One Week Photography

Photography – Fall One-Week Session
September 19-25, 2021
Cindy Steiler
Cyanotype on Fabric

Cyanotype is an inexpensive and versatile photographic process dating to the 1840s that produces rich, monochrome images. This workshop will explore the possibilities of cyanotype with fabric as our ground. We’ll cover chemistry, fabric selection, preparation methods, and optimizing digital negatives made from digital image files, scans, or film negatives. We’ll move beyond basic blue and experiment with bleaching and toning to alter color and mood. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a range of effects as well as set up their own practice. All levels. 

Studio artist; teaching: Contextile Biennial (Portugal), 577 Foundation (OH); residencies: Prairie Ronde (MI), Jentel Foundation (WY), James Castle House (ID); exhibitions: James Castle House Museum, Espaço Campanhã (Portugal), Outer Space Gallery (FL), Foto Batalha Museu (Portugal), Zorka Rose Gallery (FL), Assemble Gallery (Seattle). | @_steiler

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NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

photographs on cloth by Cindy Steiler
Cindy Steiler, detail of All Too Brief, cyanotype on fabric, industrial weaving bobbins 
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Photography Summer Session 7

Photo Summer Session 7
August 22-28, 2021
May Babcock & Lindsey Beal
Foraged Photographs: Cyanotypes & Handmade Paper

This workshop will integrate hand papermaking and cyanotype printing. We’ll make paper from sustainably harvested plants and traditional fibers and create sheets using deckle boxes and multiple pulps. Using cyanotype and anthotype, we’ll create photograms from foraged plants and photographs from digital negatives. Cyanotype creates blue images that can be toned to other colors. Anthotypes are made with photosensitive plant emulsions. Working in both the photo and papermaking studios, students will build a supply of handmade papers, print unique images, and learn to create environmentally conscious artwork at home. All levels.

May: studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), Brown University (RI), Louisiana State University, Pyramid Atlantic (MD); residencies: White Mountain National Forest (NH), Guadalupe Mountains National Park (TX); public art: Rhode Island State House, T.F. Green International Airport (RI). Lindsey: studio artist; teaching: Rhode Island School of Design, Massachusetts College of Art and Design; solo exhibitions: Vermont Center for Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography (MA), Danforth Art Museum (MA); publications: New York Times Lens Blog, BBC Mundo, Photo District News, New Scientist.  |  @maybabcock

four abstract compositions of blue and white on gray paper
May Babcock and Lindsey Beal, "Lamina: Eddy 1–4," artist-made pulp paintings on pigmented cotton, flax, and corn husk, cyanotype, gouache, 8-1/2 x 11 inches
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Photography Summer Session 6

Photo Summer Session 6
August 8-19, 2021
Christina Z. Anderson 
Alternative Processes: Cyanotype, Gum, Palladium

This workshop is for those who believe that image capture is just the starting point of the final photograph. We’ll focus on the contemporary use of three 19th century printing processes—cyanotype, palladium, and tricolor gum bichromate—printed singly and in combination with one another. We’ll print from digital negatives that we’ll make using a rudimentary method or, if desired, a more expert method called QuadTone RIP (QTR). Students should bring lots of color digital images to work with—it doesn’t matter what sort of camera they came from. We can also work from scanned prints or negatives. Intermediate Photoshop skills will be helpful but are not required. All levels.

Professor at Montana State University; series editor for the Focal Press/Routledge Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series; work shown nationally and internationally in more than 100 shows and 50 publications; author or co-author of 7 books on alternative photographic processes sold in more than 40 countries.

photo print of two seagulls against a sky of small, puffy clouds
Christina Z. Anderson, "Popcorn Clouds," tricolor gum bichromate, 11-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches
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Photography Summer Session 3

Photo Summer Session 3
June 20 – July 1, 2021
Jim Stone 
View Camera Workshop

The view camera may seem daunting, but it is easily mastered. Its contemplative, methodical approach rewards users with photographs of the highest quality. We’ll learn to use the large-format camera, control focus and perspective, develop sheet film using a simplified zone system, make darkroom enlargements, and scan negatives for digital printing. This workshop is best for those comfortable with the rudiments of traditional black-and-white photography—exposure, film development, and printing—but it is open to all levels. Students may use one of Penland’s large-format cameras or bring their own.

Distinguished professor of photography at University of New Mexico; named Honored Educator by Society for Photographic Education; collections: Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of American Art (DC); six of his textbooks are in wide use including A User’s Guide to the View Camera.

photograph of a young man sitting on his bed next to shelves of toys
Jim Stone, "Jason, Who Wants a Career in Law Enforcement, and Some of His 1400 Transformers," Rio Rancho, New Mexico, archival pigment print, 20 x 24 inches
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Photography Summer Session 2

Photo Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Sally Van Gorder 
Slowing Down: Seeing with the Camera

This workshop will help students slow down and achieve more compelling photographic images through “deeper looking.” We’ll explore how careful attention given to familiar subject matter can yield unconventional results. Through critique and discussion, you’ll learn to use the camera as a tool to see, and we’ll do exercises to help you understand what, why, and how you choose to photograph. Working digitally with DSLR or mirrorless cameras, we’ll cover the foundations of camera control, exposure, light, and composition, and the basic workflow from image to outcome through editing, image development, and the creation of archival inkjet prints. All levels. Students will need to bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Teaching professor at North Carolina State University; other teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar), Oregon College of Art and Craft, Pacific Northwest College of Art (OR); Brightwork Fellow at Anchorlight (NC); exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), Contemporary Art Museum (NC).


photograph of leaves and roots in a clear vase
Sally Van Gorder, "Lawn Maintenance, Carolina horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)," archival pigment print, 36 x 54 inches
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May Specials Photo

Photo – Special Session
May 9-15, 2021
Kerik Kouklis
Palladium and Gum Printing with Digital Negatives

In this workshop you will learn to make digital negatives using the QuickCurveDN program. Then you will use these negatives to make beautiful palladium prints. We’ll also cover the fundamentals of the gum bichromate process, allowing you to add layers of gum bichromate over palladium, which can result in prints ranging from subtly toned to wildly colorful. Combining all of these processes will allow you to use both sides of your brain to produce work that is uniquely yours. Basic Photoshop skills will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. 

Studio artist, educator; teaching: Ansel Adams Gallery (CA), Photographer’s Formulary (MT), Penland; Yosemite National Park Residency (CA), solo exhibitions: The Image Flow Photography Center (CA), Viewpoint Gallery (CA); three articles published in The Outdoor Photographer; representation: Ansel Adams Gallery.

Kerik Kouklis, "This Way, Berkeley Hills, CA," gum over palladium print, 16 x 24 inches