Full fee: £39.75 | Over 65s: £37.00 | Benefit: £33.25
Tutor: Martin Edwards
Photography as we know it began with photograms ('photogenic drawings' in Fox Talbot's words). This course offers the chance to experiment creatively to bring out the potential of this simple but effective form of camera-free image making. During the workshop will make photograms using a variety of methods and materials. No previous darkroom experience is necessary, though having done an introductory course will help. A photogram is a photographic image that is made without a camera. Objects are placed directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive photographic paper and then exposed to light in a darkroom. The paper is then developed by using light-sensitive chemicals in the darkroom. The result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone; the range of tones depending upon the transparency of the objects used. There is a wealth of creative opportunity in this wonderful traditional form.
You will need to bring some objects to use and will be advised on this by the tutor prior to the workshop. Interesting shapes, translucent materials and objects from nature that will fit on 10x8 paper.
Please note: All 10, 8 and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.