Spring Workshop Series

Our 2020 Spring Workshop Series is sponsored in part by the EFS Foundation.

Take one workshop, or take them all for only $100 with our Spring Workshop Pass!

Pinhole Photography w/ Doug Hanson

Students will design and build their own camera! Using simple and inexpensive materials and simple technology, students will explore the joy and simplicity of pinhole and lens-less photography and create unique imagery. They will have the opportunity to test their creative limits with their camera(s) and gain photography darkroom experience.

Ages 12+

Saturday, May 2, 10am-1pm in the Lab

$25 per person

Sunprints w/ Doug Hanson

Family fun sun printing. Create a work of art by arranging objects or plants on special paper that then will be exposed to the magic light of the sun. Washed in ordinary water you have a permanent printed piece of art.

All ages, families welcome and encouraged

Saturday, May 9, 10am-Noon in the Lab

$20 per person

Blue in the Air: Cyanotype Kites! w/ Chris Arrecis

Create beautiful and functional art using the cyanotype prints (blueprints). This simple process yields elegant prints in a deep monochromatic blue and is an easy introduction to photography basics. We will explore some kite designs using the prints made in class and then take to the skies!

Ages 10+

Saturdays, May 16, 23, and 30, 1-3pm in the Lab

(must attend all sessions)

$50 per person

Intro to Papermaking w/ Erin Cramer

Learn all about hand papermaking and create beautiful sheets of paper out of a pair of blue jeans! No experience necessary.

Ages 10+

Sunday, May 17, 1-4pm in the Lab

$25 per person

Make Your Own Sketchbook w/ Erin Cramer

Learn book binding basics and create a custom sketchbook. No experience necessary.

Ages 10+

Sunday, May 24, 1-4pm in the Lab

$25 per person


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