The Painterly Photograph: Gum Bichromate (six-session workshop)

Discover historic photographic printing techniques that you can do in your own backyard! This class will introduce students to the iron salt and chromium printing processes, cyanotype and gum bichromate. Popular with the Pictorialists for their atmospheric and painterly qualities, these alternative processes will transform your photographs. We will cover the processes individually and how they can be used with one another. You’ll learn the history of the process, how to mix and apply the light-sensitive chemicals, exposure times, and printing negatives. Due to time and studio limitations, the size of prints will be restricted to roughly 8×10” (on 11×15”surfaces).