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

© Brenton HamiltonThis new 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

BH photo by Kari Wehrs

Brenton Hamilton

1964

American

Raised in Maine, Brenton Hamilton is an educator and working studio artist living in Rockport. Hamilton’s earliest years were growing up on the Maine coast on Clapboard island near Falmouth, Maine.

Brenton attended the University of Maine and Maine Photographic Workshops completing studies in 1985 and later earned a baccalaureate degree from LaGrange College in Design, Magna Cum Laude in 1990 and an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 1992.

Hamilton has led classes at Maine Media Workshops for 22 years and his specialty areas include the history of photography, B&W darkroom craft and historic processes. Brenton lectures widely both in Maine and nationally about contemporary issues in photography, its history and other subject area interests within the medium and contemporary trends. He is also on the adjunct faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City and teaches many historic process courses at The Center of Alternative Processes also in New York. Brenton is a contributing writer and president of Obscura, founded in 2009, a non profit organization devoted to the progress of youth education in photography and books.

His work is represented at TILT Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. Hamilton’s photographs are held in permanent collections at the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art and many significant private collections nationally. His first monograph was published by Obscura Press in 2010: The Blue Poet Dreams

Also view: www.brentonhamiltonstudio.netwww.obscuraweb.org/

 

What Brenton's students have said:

"Brenton Hamilton is an outstanding teacher. He's makes learning the different processes exciting and enjoyable."

- Sue Lynch, Plymouth, PA

 

"Brenton is very passionate about what he does and you can expect him to be committed to making your work as great as possible."

- Kat Clark, Racine, WI

© Anita Licis-Ribak

Course Dates

Aug 3 to Aug 9

Levels

Tuition

$1195

Class Size

8