Join Brenton for a week of intensive study and refinement in your choice of historic processes in the newly revitalized alternative process lab.

This class forum is for experienced historic process folks who like the darkroom and want to explore one or two processes in greater depth with guidance from Brenton. The newly revitalized alternative process space on campus will serve as your laboratory and study for the week. Your interests in salted paper, palladium, ziatype, gum bichromate or the collodion process, among others are all possible here. You can spend a guided week exploring your vision and your work, and end the week with a finished suite or portfolio. A large menu of processes can be undertaken studied with intensity and measure.

Prior experience in historic process or a course with Brenton is necessary for admission to this class.

Instructors

Brenton Hamilton

Brenton Hamilton, Chair, Professional Certificate Program in Photography, holds his MFA in photography 1992 from the Savannah College of Art & Design. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft and Historic Processes and the History of Photography at Maine Media College. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students. Brenton’s own work is inspired by the 19th century and has become a principle area of research and inspiration both as a historian and a printmaker. Devoted to the cyanotype, Brenton’s embellished images are exhibited nationally and are held in the permanent collections at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. Current projects include publishing: ‘OBSCURA’ a quarterly magazine devoted to contemporary issues and on going studio work.  Brenton's work is represented by TILT Gallery in Scottsdale Arizona and in Maine at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland.

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Course Dates

Jul 10 to Jul 16

Levels

Tuition

$1195

Class Size

8