This course is designed for anyone who is interested in alternative or historic photographic processes and who wants to make prints with or without a camera, using techniques which need minimal equipment and facilities.
Be introduced to a selection of methods
Learn about the historical and artistic context of photographic printmaking
Become familiar with the equipment, methods and practicalities involved
Achieve a sound knowledge of several processes: Argyrotype (Kallitype), Cyanotype, Lumen prints and Anthotype, plus an understanding of how the 'alternative process' discipline works, in order to have confidence in exploring further techniques independently
On completion, you should be proficient and confident in mixing and using chemicals, preparing and coating substrates and making digital negatives for printing and controlling exposure.
On the first evening, there will be an introductory talk, plus discussion of the potential and expectations.
On the first full day, you will learn about:
Safe handling and use of chemicals
Equipment, tools and materials
Coating and preparation methods
Making digital negatives
On the following days, you will work with materials prepared the day before, making both cameraless photogenic drawings and printing from digital negatives. There will be opportunities for making more negatives and preparing extra material, as time allows.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
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Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study.
Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or a Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts (10 three-day study blocks, over two years). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.