Students will be introduced to Solarfast UV-reactive dyes, developed by Jacquard. We’ll explore Shibori techniques, overdye applications, and working with positive and negative exposure methods using film and the outdoor sun. The instructor will also provide a brief, recorded tutorial on producing photo negatives or positives using Photoshop and Gimp (free, open source software) and an ink jet printer. We will also explore photogram methods using cut paper and found objects. Students will produce several workable samples using these techniques that can then be used to develop a finished piece, or as guides to explore the techniques further independently. A great way to use the outdoor sun to make beautiful things at the start of the spring!
Level: All levels welcome – no previous experience necessary
Registration closes August 18, 2022 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any initial handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” guide to using the Zoom video app.
Sample images by Melissa Ezelle
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.