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Digital Negative Making for Alternative & Historic Process Printing

Wednesday, March 4—Friday, March 6, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $600 ($575 members), plus $80 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

You no longer need to limit yourself to just analog or just digital photography methods. You can reproduce the effects of a variety of your favorite historic and alternative printing processes such as carbon, salt, and platinum using negatives made with your inkjet printer. This hands-on workshop will help you harness the precision of digital imaging to produce specialty negatives and expand your creative printmaking possibilities.

Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth will teach participants a step-by-step workflow for digital negative making.

You will learn:

• The digital negative workflow

• How to build the proper printing curves to emulate various alternative printing processes

• How to make gold-toned salted paper prints from digital negatives

• Tips and tricks for inkjet printing

• Inkjet printer care and maintenance

Each participant will receive a work apron and a salted paper printing manual with basic written instructions for making digital negatives. The group will also view original works from the George Eastman Museum collection.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 3-day workshop is an excellent experience for those who wish to learn an alternative or historic printing process or those who are already making their own sensitive papers. The workshop is suitable for art and photography students, educators, advanced fine art photographers, and anyone interested in handcrafted prints. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a refund minus a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop’s start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements.

Please Note: The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.