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2018 Summer Arts - Diana Bloomfield
Photography - Tricolor Gum Bichromate Printing
June 24 — 29, 2018
Level: All Levels
Lab Fee: $125
On Campus Lodging/meals: $650
Come and visit the beautiful NC mountains while learning how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives (made via 21st century technology), we will learn how to make multi-layered, tricolor gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper. A specific emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate, and gum arabic is carefully brushed on watercolor paper. After drying, a digital negative is placed on top, exposed to UV light, and then “developed” in plain tap water. With repeated coatings and careful negative registration, layers are slowly built until a rich color image is achieved. We will also explore one-coat monochrome prints, made using b&w negatives. This is an infinitely creative process, full of possibilities and surprises. No prior experience with this type of printing is necessary, so join me for 5 days of fun and experimentation with this always interpretive, intuitive, and uniquely creative photographing printing process. Once you experience the joy of gum printing, you will never be the same!
Diana Bloomfield has been an exhibiting photographer for over thirty years. She has received numerous awards for her images, including a 1985 New Jersey State Visual Arts Fellowship, and five Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, NC, most recently for 2015-16. She holds an MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.
Specializing in 19th century printing techniques, Diana's images have been included in a number of books, including Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique (3rd Edition), by Eric Renner; Robert Hirsch's Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition: From Film to Pixels (2011); Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques (2013); in Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (March 2015); and, most recently, in Christina Z. Anderson's Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017).
Her work has also been featured in the Pinhole Journal; The World Journal of Post-Factory Photography; Chinese Photography; Shadow & Light; SxSE (South x Southeast); Diffusion ; and Silvershotz. She is also a contributing writer for Don't Take Pictures.
Diana teaches workshops across the country, and in her beautiful backyard studio, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is represented by Panopticon Gallery, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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all inclusive with on campus single room/bath housing in shared townhouse,
daily healthy catered lunch buffets, and two group dinners -- (more on lodging/meals)
Workshop $625 Lab Fee $125 Lodging/ Lunches,
2 Group Dinners
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