Discover and learn the art of hand coloring a black and white photograph in this creative and fun online workshop.

Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $450
Workshop Duration: 8 hours over a weekend (Saturday & Sunday, 12-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Saturday & Sunday, Sep 14-15 from from12-4pm ET.

This hands-on, two-part course will introduce you to the aesthetics and technical aspects of hand coloring.

Instructor Laurie Klein will be showing examples and doing demonstrations throughout the weekend. All participants will be working on their hand-coloring and will have the opportunity to have numerous interactions over Zoom.

Hand colored photograph of a cow looking at the camera - By Laurie Klein

Hand coloring a black and white photograph is an art form all by itself. The all-important last step of preserving and framing the final artwork makes this a comprehensive workshop.

This class will discuss creating photographs that are suited for hand coloring, selecting your materials, coloring techniques, and preserving your finished work. Students leave with at least 4 finished, fine art pieces of their own creation, along with all the knowledge necessary to continue this process with confidence.

Hand colored photography before and after - by Laurie Klein
Hand colored photography before and after – by Laurie Klein

Students should acquire these required materials prior to the course start date:

  • Turpenoid or odorless turpentine, linseed oil, or vegetable oil.
  • Small glass bottle or jar with the lid – baby food jars are great! (No styrofoam cups as the turpentine will melt them).
  • Pencil sharpener.
  • A selection of colored pencils:
    • Castle brand is great, such as a small selection like this.
    • Prismacolor brand is also excellent, such as a selection like this.
  • Q-tips, cotton balls, and toothpicks.
  • A smooth, flat, hard surface to work on, or a portable drawing board.

Optional Items:

  • Primary color oil paints, similar to these.
  • Plastic plate, or paint palette for mixing oil paints.
  • PanPastel set like this.

All Images:  ©Laurie Klein.

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Instructor: Laurie Klein

Laurie Klein gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared and black and white portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU. She has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions.

Laurie has authored 4 books, including Hand Coloring Black and White Photography, The Female Form with Digital Infrared and co-author of 2 editions of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images. She is working on a new book of hand coloring in the digital age.

Her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and has a life-long record of gallery exhibitions. She has been teaching for over 30 years.