Transform how you think about printmaking as you experiment with 19th century photographic processes!

Date: Jun 24-30, 2018
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced
Workshop Fee: $1395
Class Size: 10

Image Credit: Brenton Hamilton

Participants in this lab-oriented, hands-on learning experience, practice and experiment with an extensive menu of 19th century photographic processes. This workshop is geared for creative people of all disciplines who want to expand on their expressive possibilities in photographic printmaking.

Among many processes that students work with are Cyanotype, Cyanotype on fabrics, salted paper process, Kallitypes, albumen, platinum & palladium, Ziatype, gum bichromate and gum over washes with cyan and platinum, as well as varying toning options. Other topics include large format pinhole photography and film negatives for alternative processes; digital negatives for contact printing; hand-applied emulsions on alternative surfaces; and considerations of paper choices and sizing options. Students enjoy a digital negative production set-up in the lab facility for producing contact negatives. While most printing is done in the sun, UV exposure units are available for printing on the rare cloudy or rainy days.

The goal of this workshop is to inspire new directions via the materials and their possibilities. The workshop provides a unique experience for all who are curious about historic photographic methods and love the process of printmaking.

A detailed letter with specific recommendations on what to bring will be sent to all participants prior to the workshop.


“This course had truly transformed my way of thinking about how to present my existing work, and how to create new material.” – Giraud Polite, Dallas, TX

“It has been one of the most inspiring experiences for me since I was in graduate school almost 20 years ago.” – Stacy Collingham, Hamilton, NJ

“This was such a unique course. I don’t think I could find something like it anywhere else!” – Diana Egnatz, Latitz, NY

“This has exceeded all preconceived explanations and I feel I will be able to understand these processes at home.”

Header image credit © Brenton Hamilton

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Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

Brenton Hamilton holds his MFA in photography, earned in 1992, 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 Maine Media College. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and for his students.

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