August 14, 2021
10:00am to 1:00pm

Gel Emulsion Prints

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Instructor:
David Durbak
 
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The Unique Print with Alcohol Gel Emulsion

This is a beginner level class consisting of a three-hour, hands-on workshop session.

All materials are supplied by the instructor.

Emulsion transfers using Polaroid peel-apart film may be a thing of the past, but emulsion transfers yielding a unique, one-of-a-kind, individual look on archival papers can still be achieved by blending analogue processes and digital technology. Students will learn how to transfer images to waterleaf paper and other substrates. The resulting image can be the final product or the beginning of a mixed-media project. All materials and tools are provided by the instructor.

DETAILED CLASS DESCRIPTION:
Creating the Unique Alcohol Gel Emulsion Print – A One-Day, Three-Hour Workshop blending analogue processes and digital technology with David Durbak.
 
Offering a small group of students and photographers a practical introduction to emulsion transfers with hands-on training on how to successfully prepare transfer image files, print the images to be transferred on dedicated “negative” film media, and prepare waterleaf paper as an image transfer receptor, this workshop will have each participant delving into creating professional quality artistic images to keep and bring back home.
 
When working with emulsion transfer prints, the most important thing to remember is how different the process is from other photography processes and how the value of that process is unique. The process allows each photographer to slow down, thinking about each individual photograph, while learning to love those happy accidents. The resulting image can be the final product or the beginning of a mixed-media project. All materials and tools are provided by the instructor.
 
Part I – Exploring What’s New in Chemicals, Media, Processes, and Techniques
   1.    Tips and techniques with the new receiver films
   2.    Tips and techniques with digital files

Part II – Exploring Concepts, Media, and Substrates
   1.    Demonstration of emulsion transfers
   2.    Hands-on experimentation with emulsion transfers

NOTE:  Class size is limited to a maximum of six (6) persons in order to assure individual attention from the instructor.

PLEASE NOTE: This class will be a hybrid class – students may attend in-person at the studio or remotely via Zoom. All CDC-approved COVID-19 precautions will be in effect for those participating in-person.