Imaginative Explorations with Vellum, Precious Metals, Gesso, and More!
Instructor: Dan Burkholder
You gotta love how photography constantly morphs, presenting new ways to combine materials and methods! In this workshop you’ll dive headfirst into the magical world of translucent paper, hand-applied gold leaf, palladium leaf, and gesso, all combined with archival inkjet printing.
Explore the beauty and intrigue of translucent papers.
Discover enticing ways to blend gold, palladium and other metals.
Experience the joy of hand-applied gesso, making your highlights glow.
Brushing, grinding, and rubbing will become your new best friends.
Grasp easy but powerful Photoshop skills to fine-tune your images.
Learn how to identify image problems before you hit Print. Dan’s “diagnose and treat” approach will save you time, paper and disappointment, as you learn how to make prints you’ll be proud to display, share and sell.
In this hands-on workshop you will print out your own images and then bask in the hand-applied world of voluptuous papers, magical precious metals, archival varnish and opaque gesso to create lasting works of art.
Class is limited to 10
Location: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Date: May 30 – 31 (Sat, Sun)
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (with break for lunch)
Cost: $375/members, $400/non-members (+$60 materials payable to the instructor morning of the workshop)
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Participants should bring a laptop with Photoshop CS 5 or later installed. Make sure you have enough storage space, RAM, and processing power to handle Photoshop’s requirements. (A free, 30-day download of CS 2014 is available from Adobe. Adobe Lightroom is fine but only in addition to Photoshop.) Please bring an 11” X 14” portfolio box for safe transport of your finished prints. A “Preparing for Class” letter with more details will be sent to participants shortly before class. In the mean time, think about a selection of both monochromatic and color images you’d like to print.