Open a world of possibilities in your art making with these unusual and special processes.

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Learn the alternative processes of cliché-verre, image transfer techniques, and applying silver and gold leaf to photographs or artist books.  These unusual and special processes can open a world of possibilities in your art making.  They have been used in art for centuries, but have been modernized with currently available resources and mediums. 

Cliché-verre is French for “glass plate” and is a type of semiphotographic printmaking. In the mid-1800s, this process was popular with the Barbizon School for landscape prints. This process combined with transfer techniques on leafing will create transformative visuals.

Our week will be spent discussing historical and contemporary examples of these processes, creating new images, editing images, working on each of these techniques with demonstrations and exercises, and providing feedback through individual and group critiques.  Join the fun and discover some new approaches to making art!

Supplies for students to bring to campus:

  • Silver or gold transfer leaf of your choice – some will be available for students to use, however if there are specific tones that you prefer, or if you would like to use more silver or gold leaf than is available for the exercises, please bring your own.  Approximately 4 sheets will cover a 4×6 inch image, 8-9 sheets will cover a 7×9 inch image.  Booklets of 25 sheets or more can be ordered.  Please be sure it is transfer leaf, not loose leaf (loose leaf is a different process).
  • Digital images you made or a camera, card reader, charged batteries, and memory card to make new images to print/use
  • A way to save/archive digital images that you make (USB device, cloud storage, etc.)
  • Inkjet printing paper that you would like to use (Epson, Canon, Hahnemuhle, Moab, etc.)- 8.5 x11 inches
  • 5-10 black and white images laser printed or photocopied on 8.5 x11 copy paper for transferring
  • If you have an existing project that you would like to add to with these processes, please feel free to bring that (such as an artist book in process, prints, etc.).  If not, that’s ok!

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Instructor: Marcy Palmer

Marcy Palmer’s work circles around themes of beauty, nature, and science. Marcy has an M.F.A. in Photography & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Marcy’s work has been exhibited at various spaces including The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and other venues. Her work has been written about in The Boston Globe Sunday Edition, Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, and other publications.