Masterclass in Early Photographic Printing Processes

Date: 20 July - 24 July 2020
Venue: Centre for Fine Print Research, Bower Ashton Campus
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Time: 9:30 - 16:30

This Centre for Fine Print Research course led by Dr Peter Moseley will introduce participants to five important early photographic processes - you will be able to make at least one print with each processes using your own images. All the specialist materials and fully stocked darkroom are provided, all that is necessary is to bring along those special images ready to be made into stunning and unique prints.

Photographic printing processes from the mid and late nineteenth century offer a wide variety of printed surface, colour and texture that differ markedly from the clean, perhaps almost sterile, appearance of modern digital images.

The early photographic processes (aka 'alternative photography' or 'Alt-Photo') require a real hands-on approach in the choice of paper, chemistry and coating, providing every opportunity for the printmaker to produce individual and beautifully aesthetic work.

The starting point can be a film negative or a digital image –either from phone or camera - then it's really a question of deciding how the final print should be visualised and created.

During the week, five early printing processes will be introduced:

  • Cyanotype
  • Salted paper
  • Platinum/Palladium
  • Kallitype
  • Photogravure

This course will be held at UWE Bristol's beautiful Bower Ashton Studios set in the stunning Ashton Court park. With a maximum of 10 participants sign up early to secure your place.

Cost: £750 full price / £600 concessionary price
Contact: Dr Peter Moseley
Telephone: +44 (0)117 3285864

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