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Light Work Announces Summer Workshops
The community lab at Light Work Gallery has announced its 2017 schedule of summer photography educational opportunities for adults, including a Cyanotype Workshop July 29 and Zine Workshop on August 12.
Light Work Lab workshops are led by experienced and supportive instructors. Novice or professional, workshops are open to all skill levels. Both workshops are one-day offerings, allowing even the busiest adults to participate.
Registration for summer workshops is $125 for lab members or $185 for non-members. Spaces are limited; early registration is encouraged as spots fill quickly. Day of drop-in registration is unavailable for summer workshops. Registration information and full descriptions for the Cyanotype and ’Zine workshops can be found online at Light Work or by calling 315.443.1300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor: Christine Elfman
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$125 for members or $185 for non-members, includes admission and all materials. All skill levels welcome; space is limited. Info: 315.443.1300
*Required Materials: Student must supply own digital files and/or silver gelatin negatives.
This one-day intensive workshop will focus on the art of the cyanotype. It will cover both analog and digital processes by learning how to prepare files for the creation of digital negatives. Have fun with abstract experimentation of the chemistry on paper and learn how to print beautiful cyanotypes from digital negatives and/or silver gelatin negatives.
Darkroom paper, transparencies, chemistry and tools necessary for creating cyanotypes are included in the cost of this workshop.
Christine Elfman explores the qualities of permanence and change within picture making. She received an M.F.A in photography from California College of the Arts and a B.F.A. in painting from Cornell University. Elfman’s awards and fellowships include the San Francisco Artist Award, the Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, and an artist residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation. She is represented by Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco and teaches photography at Cornell University.
Instructor: Trevor Clement
Saturday, August 13, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$125 for members or $185 for non-members, includes admission and all materials. All skill levels welcome, spaces is limited. Info: 315.443.1300
This all-day workshop will attempt to define what a zine is—by discussing provided examples, personal impressions and the heritage of the medium—before sharing techniques and settling into guided production of our own zines. At the end of the workshop, we will have an informal sharing of our works.
There will be an emphasis on how photography an zines work together, but this workshop is not limited to photographers. Collaborations and group works are welcome and encouraged.
Trevor Clement is a Syracuse, New York,-based visual artist, musician and performance artist of Estonian descent. Clement is known for his contributions to musical projects, such as “Faith Void,” “Zooters,” “Hunted Down,” “Lake Forest” and “White Guilt,” and as being the conclusive administrator of Badlands—an all ages music and art space in Syracuse. The do-it-yourself ethic, the antisocial, violent and sub-capitalist character of noise and hardcore-punk music all play a major role in Clement’s thinking about visual art. Along with being a 2014 Light Work Grant recipient, his works have been shown across New York State, at the San Francisco Center for the Book and at the NoFound Photo Festival in Paris, France. Recent production has been focused on zines of Clement’s photos of professional wrestling, and an audio interpretation of Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX.