All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Lumen prints are a camera-less gelatin silver paper exposed to light and put directly in the fix; there are no other photography chemicals involved. Historically, lumen prints have been used to record organic materials such as botanical specimens. Through an exploration of this exciting and mysterious photographic process, participants will experiment with different techniques using our surrounding lights such as light fixtures, screens and flashes in combination with natural sunlight. We will also explore a variety of analog photography strategies such as dodging and burning while developing an understanding of the factors that influence the colors on gelatin silver prints – light, sun, time and paper. Everyone is invited to bring materials to make photograms and/or contact prints using a digital negative. Each print takes from 5 minutes to a few hours to make so be prepared to make a lot of prints! Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $105
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
Rachelle Bussières received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of the Penumbra Workspace Award from Penumbra Foundation, the Graduate Fellowship Award from the Headlands Center for the Arts, California; and the Award for Excellence from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries in California, New York and France. She was awarded residencies at the Banff Centre in Alberta and Sim in Iceland. Rachelle’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Facebook (commission mural) in Sunnyvale, and Penumbra Foundation in New York City. She is part of the 2020 Silver Art's inaugural cohort at the World Trade Center. www.rachellebussieres.com