This summer, we are pleased to offer four new and exciting workshops at the Griffin! These workshops will offer you the unique opportunity to enhance your photographic skills and learn about alternative photographic processes in a fun, creative learning environment. From high school to adult, we encourage students of all interests and levels to attend.
Arts educator Michelle Rogers Pritzl will lead the workshops. Michelle is currently a MFA candidate at the Art Institute of Boston (AIB). Prior to attending the AIB, she taught for five years at the University High School in Irvine, CA. She loves getting students excited about photography and has taught several levels of darkroom and digital including alternative processes (including cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, Gumoil, Kallitype, and tintypes).
Day and Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Date: August 17 – 18, 2013
Location: 2 Bradley St, Somerville, MA 02145. Parking is available behind the building.
Cost: $275 for Griffin Museum members, $325 for non-members.
The gumoil process was invented by Karl Koenig in the 1990’s and uses a positive transparency to create a unique image made from potassium dichromate, gum arabic and oil paint. The process is labor intensive, and the results yield one of kind, monochromatic and polychromatic prints. This workshop will cover the history, technique and best practices for this unique process. Students should bring several digital files to use for the process and can expect to leave with finished gumoil prints. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn this seldom taught photographic process! Class is limited to 10 students.