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Image Transfers and Altered Photos Online

April 15, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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A 3-Day Online Workshop!

 Fridays, April 15, 22, and 29, 4pm-6pm ET via Zoom

About this Workshop:

If you like using photographic material in your artwork this class provides innovative ways to incorporate them in a variety of ways. Image transfers are a valuable resource for integrating representative imagery in an artistic way, and altered photos can be mixed media gems in themselves. Mixing and matching techniques makes it all the more fun!  Topics include: Different types of image transfers; Materials for making transfers; How to use transfers in mixed media work; Methods for altering and using photographic materials. 

Level: All levels welcome – no experience necessary.

Registration extended through April 10, 2022. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a 1-page “how-to” guide on downloading and using the Zoom video app.

Sample images by Sharon Robinson


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

  • Instructor’s Class Kit (purchased direct from the instructor, $12) which includes: extra copies; assortment of black & white and color photos; miscellaneous collage and other papers; Clear contact paper; sandpaper; piece of mat board for substrate.
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Pencil
  • Assortment of 3-5 inexpensive acrylic paint brushes, ½” or larger
  • Small bottle of Liquitex or Golden brand Gloss or Matte Medium
  • 6-10 photos, black & white and/or color, any size (i.e., old fashioned Kodak photos—old vacation photos, etc. but not precious)
  • 6-12 Laser copies of favorite images ( i.e. “Xerox” or commercial, not inkjet), black & white and/or color copies
  • Pad of 8”x 10”  or larger cold press watercolor paper (example)
  • Assortment of 6-8 colors of inexpensive acrylic paints (including black & white)
  • Roll of clear packing tape
  • Chartpak Ad Marker Colorless Blender Pen 
  • Optional: hole punches, stamps, dye ink pads, stencils, other texturing tools and materials, colored pencils, oil pastels, found papers.


Sharon Robinson is a mixed media artist specializing in abstract collage and assemblage and currently resides in the Washington, DC area.  Raised in New Jersey, she earned a master’s degree in urban design and community development from MIT, and worked in the and urban transit and planning field for over 20 years in Los Angeles and Portland, OR. Since 1999 she has been a full-time artist, muralist, teacher, and arts program contractor. As an artist she exhibits in the DC region, as well as other east and west coast cities. Sharon teaches mixed media and collage classes in the Smithsonian Associates  Studio Arts Program, The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and Montpelier Art Center in Maryland. She also provides administrative support for public art projects conducted by the Prince George’s County Arts & Cultural Heritage Division. Her community activities include serving on the national Board of Directors of SCRAP, a network of non-profit creative re-use centers; participating as a review panelist for DC Arts Commission and Maryland State Arts Council grants, and as an appointee to the Arts Commission of the City of Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Learn more about her work at www.therobinsonstudio.com.

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