Here you’ll find a continually updated list of upcoming workshops taught by accomplished professional artists and photographers using inkAID products in their work. Each workshop presents an opportunity to learn new techniques and processes helping to expand your knowledge of how to create unique alternative ink jet printing materials.
Please let us know if you are presenting a workshop by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. We’ll contact you to get all the details. Workshop descriptions and schedules are included in the newsletter, News from inkAID, and are posted on the website and our Facebook page.
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Alternative Digital Printmaking & Transfers
1-Day Class Saturday, March 1, 2014: 10:00am–4:00pm
136-1/2 Pine Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06040
This class will introduce students, looking for unique ways to express themselves with their photography, to several techniques that are reminiscent of traditional printmaking and Polaroid transfers.
We will start with the gel transfer method (Purell) and work with different substrates including fine art papers and wood. We will then move on to making digital prints by painting a liquid digital emulsion onto different substrates and end the day with another technique to complete the class. Participants are asked to bring digital files, negatives, or photos, from which to make digital prints for transfer. Those wishing to get a head start will be instructed in how to prepare their images prior to the class. Materials fee is included in the price of the workshop.
Course Enrollment: 4–8
Instructor: Christine Breslin (breslinphoto.com)
Christine Breslin is a documentary, fine art, and commercial photographer. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Ms. Breslin has exhibited nationally, is in several collections, and is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Society for Photographic Education (SPE) and National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). Her work bridges both fine art and commercial fields, with her use of Polaroid films and transfers, toning, and other alternative techniques, as well as her involvement in many documentary projects.
Breslin is a teaching artist at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, The Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, and the Bushnell Partners' program, and is an adjunct professor at Capital Community College. She has been an adjunct professor at Manchester Community College, The Hartford Art School and the University of Connecticut.
Digital Printing on Alternative Surfaces
Snow Farm – Williamsburg, MA
Instructor: Janine Norton
April 25 – 27, 2014
Bring your digital images and expand your artistic vision of a digital print. You can make customized printing surfaces using smooth fine art papers, fabric, sheet metal or other penny-thin materials. You can also prepare images for transfer to more dimensional surfaces such as wood, glass, plastic. Combine traditional art materials such as pastels, pencils, paints to further your artistic vision of the digital print. We will be working with Golden, InkAid, and Dass materials. General knowledge of Photoshop or similar editing program and printing is helpful.
$380.00 Days Only $555.00 Overnight Inclusive
To register - Snow Farm
Maine Media Workshops
Unleash the potential of your digital output by learning to prepare and print your work on custom substrates.
July 13th - July 19th, 2014
This is a workshop about possibilities. My mentor, Jean Pierre Sudre, speaking about the making of work, is quoted, “maintenant, on a ces possibilités” (now we have these possibilities). He was always looking for a way to introduce the element of matter and dimension into the photographic print in subtle but effective treatments.
During the week participants examine the possibilities to create custom printable substrates. This might involve coating a rag fine art paper with Ink Aid or Golden Digital Grounds. We use techniques that allow us to print on metal surfaces. Students create digital skins that can be attached to a variety of surfaces. We print onto film and transfer the images to stone paper, metal and plexiglass to name a few. The result of the week’s work is an expanded idea of what the digital print can be and an almost limitless range of possibilities of what individual imagery can become.
A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.
"Be prepared to be inspired. This will fundamentally change the way you create your artwork." - Ni Rong, Boston, MA
"Everyone associated with MMW is wonderful. It's great to work all week and go home feeling like you were on vacation." - Jon Gordon, Hiram, Ohio
"I have been attending the workshops for 10 years and am never disappointed!" - Kev Filmore, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Craig Stevens is a photographer, printmaker and educator. He has taught, written and lectured extensively on the subjects of art and education and is currently a Professor of Photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design.
In 2013 Craig was awarded the first annual Susan Carr Educator Award from ASMP (American Society of Media Professionals) at the PDN Awards in New York.
This will be Craig's 40th year at the Workshops.