Join Matthew Dols & delve into the world of material vernacular, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling to transform your photographs into unique works of art. Enroll now for an immersive & hands-on experience that transcends the conventional, shaping your photographic vision beyond the print.
Oct 14, 2024 - Oct 18, 2024
Workshop Fee: $1895
Workshop Duration: 1-week (Monday-Friday)
Workshop Location: On-campus
Class Size: 10
Have you ever looked at your print and felt that there was more you wanted to express than the print alone can accomplish? In this workshop, we will investigate the potential material vernacular that can expand your photographs beyond the print into unique works of art. Throughout the workshop, we will work with different additive and subtractive techniques such as sanding, scorching, scratching, folding, paint, mediums, encaustic, gilding, etc., and address how these processes work differently on different printed mediums. We will continually discuss ‘how’ and ‘why’ to use the techniques in contemporary work and how it will impact the viewer.
Mornings will consist of presentations, Hands-on demonstrations, and historical examples followed by time for each participant to work with the range of techniques and materials individually. Ending the day with a group discussion of what you have experienced and sharing it with everyone in the workshop (so that we can learn from each other).
Each session will include historical context discussing artists and movements that have worked beyond the print including Da-Da, Doug and Mike Starnes, Sigmar Polke, Kunié Sugiura, Andy Warhol, Joel Peter-Witkin, Regina Anzenberger, Robert Heineken, John Baldessari, Hanna Råst, Frank Ockenfels 3, Peter Beard and more.
After which we will look at the participants existing work and discuss what they feel they are trying to express that is not in the print, striving to enhance the expressive impact on the viewer. Investigating their preexisting concept that the print alone was unable to fully express and how to enhance viewer engagement.
The goal of the workshop is that each participant leaves with one cohesive piece that has integrated the new techniques and materials covered in the workshop to be the foundation for a new direction of their creative expression.
Instructor Matthew Dols has been an educator teaching in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East for 20 years and this will be his first intensive workshop sharing his refined techniques.
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Instructor: Matthew Dols
Matthew Dols's artwork has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, and is in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Crown Point Press, the al Serkal Foundation, and the deYoung Museum’s Auchenbach Collection, among others. His work has been widely published including F-Stop Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US News and World Reports, Billboard Magazine, and The Washington Post Magazine.
Dols has received an EEA and Norway Grant and a Research Incentive Fund Grant for my artwork and as an Arts Podcaster, I have given workshops at Photoworld Dubai, Gulf Photo Plus, Maraya Art Center, University of North Carolina At Wilmington, and participated in a residency at No Boundaries Artist Colony.
Dols is currently a Professor of Photography at the University of Maryland Global Campus, and host and creator of the Art podcast, The Wise Fool. He received an MFA in New Genres Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC. In addition, he does portfolio reviews online for LensCulture.com.