Guided by Brenton Hamilton, explore the historical process of anthotypes, using plant matter and sunlight to develop your images.

Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $425
Workshop Duration: 10 hours over two sessions (Saturdays, 11am-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 8

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on 2 Saturdays, Sep 28 & Oct 12 from 11am-4pm ET.

Anthotype work by Marianne Courville
By Marianne Courville.

This is a two Saturday workshop learning about the history and practice of the anthotype. Rediscover John Herschel’s and Mary Sommervile’s 19th-century ideas and practices using emulsions of plant matter and the brilliant fall sun. 

The class meetings are two weeks apart to give ample time for your practice and sun exposures. Brenton will narrate a richly illustrated presentation of the techniques, providing notes for your workbench at home.

1st Saturday

The history of this wonderful medium. Learn about the culture of the time, the major players and their ideas, and how to make emulsions from various plant roots and leaves. We will go over troubleshooting, paper choices, tools, and botanicals, and their behavior. We’ll have a live demo of preparations and methods with a mortar and pestle!

2nd Saturday

This session will be organized around sharing work and getting feedback in our online community. New approaches will be described and examined.

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Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

Brenton holds his MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art & Design. His teaching specialties include, B&W Craft,  Historic Processes, and the History of Photography. Brenton is an enthusiastic workshop leader exhibiting special care and interest in the teaching process and experience for his students.