Creative Photograms

Start date: 26 October 19
Day: Saturday
Course length: 0 day course
Time: 10:00 to 16:00


Full Fee: £39.75

Over 65's Fee: £37.00

Benefit Fee: £33.25

Course Code: £S43

Tutor: Martin Edwards

Length: 0 Weeks

Term: Autumn Weeks

Type: course Weeks

Code Letter: S Weeks


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.

Materials List

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.

Fees & Further Information

Please be aware that your booking starts when you first need access to the room to when you leave. This means that it includes any setting up or clearing up time you may need.

A 30% non-returnable deposit is required for all bookings.

During our term times we cannot accept room bookings that might conflict with any of the courses we offer.
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