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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform. 
Class meets Saturday 10am-4pm ET

Join Brenton Hamilton to learn the methods of gum bichromate over palladium and platinum prints. This is a 19th C. technique to imbue your palladium works with subtle color washes with watercolors that you will make light-sensitive. We’ll also look at light cyanotype washes over palladium – that create a soft unique palette in combination with palladium. These were both techniques used by the Pictorialists in the 1880’s, and a chance for you to extend your printmaking with historical techniques. Lecture and live demos describing the gum bichromate process, paper selection, palladium and especially strategy to do this well, will be thoroughly discussed and described.

You can take this class as an observer and absorb the lectures and instruction. If you have a darkroom and you have materials – you can participate and try the techniques with feedback from Brenton.
NOTE: Specific materials are required for those wishing to take the participatory route. Brenton can provide a list upon inquiry.  [email protected]

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Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

Brenton holds his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is the Chair of the Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling program at Maine Media College. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft,  Historic Processes, and the History of Photography at MMC. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students.