Upcoming Classes for Cyanotypes/Lumens and iPhone Artistry

We have the following classes for summer fun with instructors Christa Blackwood, Anthony Maddaloni and Dan Burkholder – and be sure to watch for our upcoming details of classes in June and July with Shelley Wood for Manual Exposure.

image courtesy of Christa Blackwood

image courtesy of Anthony Maddaloni

Christa Blackwood and Anthony Maddaloni
Cyanotypes and Lumens/Brunch in the Sun
June 7, 2015
register for Cyanotypes and Lumens/Brunch in the Sun

Class is limited to 10 participants
*In the event of rain class will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 28, 11am-3pm.

Have fun in the sun creating beautiful cameraless photographic works of art while brunching al fresco. Included are complimentary beverages and breakfast Tacos from Mi Madre’s.

Students will learn how to mix cyanotype chemistry, prepare and coat watercolor, etching and Japanese art papers, as well as cloth-silk scarves, silk/cotton handkerchiefs and large pieces of cotton cloth.

Lumen prints will be created using silver gelatin darkroom photo paper. Everyone will leave the workshop with original one of a kind hand made lumen prints and cyanotype works on silk scarves, handkerchiefs and art papers.

Students Should Bring:
Flat items from home such as leaves, flowers, lace, translucent items, keys, small toys, winged insects, feathers, old negatives…

Old, battered clothing and shoes that you would not mind possibly getting stained or bring an apron or lab coat.

A supply fee of $15.00 is included in the tuition to cover the costs of silver gelatin darkroom paper, watercolor & etching papers, and silk and cotton cloth used for scarves, handkerchiefs and life size murals and brunch.

Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.

Christa Blackwood received her Masters degree in Studio Art at New York University, has worked as chief photographer at The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, staff photographer at The Smithsonian’s Museum of The American Indian and is founder and director of The Children’s Photographic Collective. She exhibits in the US and abroad and her work has been featured in many publications, including, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Chicago Sun Times and Art Desk Magazine. Blackwood has lead photo workshops for over 20 years with students as young as kindergarteners to graduate & doctoral students at The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Anthony Maddaloni is an award winning photographer and teacher specializing in darkroom craft and alternative processes. He exhibits nationally and in Austin and his work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Austin American Statesman and Shots Magazine. He holds a BA in Photographic Fine Arts  from SUNY Purchase, NY and has worked as staff photographer at The Harry Ransom Center and The Texas State Capitol.

Class is held on site at:
2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #107, Austin, TX 78702 in the Flatbed Building

Plowed Hill in Snow, North Texas © Dan Burkholder

Plowed Hill in Snow, North Texas © Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder:  The Exquisite iPhone Photograph
Developing your Personal iPhone Style and Workflow
July 18-19, 2015
register for The Exquisite iPhone Photograph

Class is limited to 12 participants

Once dismissed as a toy for lazy photographers, the iPhone is the new, hip and creative camera whose images now grace magazine covers, museum walls and gallery openings. In this workshop we focus on the fine iPhone photograph, exploring the shooting, editing and stylizing techniques that will move you from casual captures to serious artwork. This workshop will open your eyes and pump your creative juices to craft images that you’ll be proud to share, exhibit and sell. With two days of shooting, processing, learning and fun, your every iPhone Artistry urge will have time to flex and stretch.

  • From straight landscape to painterly effects, learn how to steer your iPhone images in a direction that mirrors your personal vision.
  • Explore iPhone-specific image capture, editing and stylizing with an eye toward creating photographs with intrigue and beauty.
  • Learn how easy it is to stitch and blend multiple images for stunning effects, all in the palm of your hand.
  • An early Sunday morning landscape-shooting excursion lets you practice your skills in the field and, later, in the classroom as you polish your images.

You’ll leave this class with a vast assortment of techniques to elevate your iPhone photos above the ocean of “me-too” filter effects and borders!

Prerequisites: participants should bring an iPhone 4S or newer with at least 6GB of available space. A comprehensive “Preparing for Class” letter will be sent to participants shortly before class.

About the Instructor: Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking beyond the photographic horizon to see, explore, teach and exhibit the next great thing in imaging. His book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2012), is the universe’s most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers. His poignant monograph, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), intimately documented the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans. And Dan’s groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing has become a standard resource in the fine-art photography community.

Dan earned his B.A. and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His platinum/palladium and inkjet prints are included in private and public collections internationally. Dan’s web site is www.DanBurkholder.com.

Class is held on site at:
2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #107, Austin, TX 78702 in the Flatbed Building

We would like to thank Texas Photographic Society for co-sponsoring this event. Future plans include classes with TPS that will offer special member discounts!
TPS Logo with Text

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