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Drawing with Light (In the Darkroom)

$835.00

ON CAMPUS: 16-20 January 2023, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 12 December 2022
Amanda Williams

Try your hand at traditional and alternative photography techniques in an exciting interactive workshop. Use basic analogue photographic tools incorporating found objects, light-sensitive paper, chemical processes, and exposure to light. Learn how simple these alchemical and magical methodologies can be, and how to utilise them to create unique and multi-layered artworks.

Full details below: course outline, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Program: Summer School 2023
Start Date: 16 January 2023
End Date: 20 January 2023
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Lecturer: Amanda Williams
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Full Fee: $925.00
Early Fee: $835.00
Concession Fee: $880.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

Try your hand at traditional and alternative photography techniques in an exciting interactive workshop. Use basic analogue photographic tools incorporating found objects, light-sensitive paper, chemical processes, and exposure to light. Learn how simple these alchemical and magical methodologies can be, and how to utilise them to create unique and multi-layered artworks.

Amanda Williams will inspire you to discover the power of light to transform the everyday world into poetic, hand-crafted photo-based images, utilising the beautiful buildings and secret sites on the NAS campus. Black and white darkroom procedures are introduced, along with the 19th Century art of pinhole cameras and early 20th century art of photograms. She teaches you to make your own unique photograms, a photographic method of making a print without using a camera. It requires the exposure of light onto photosensitive paper, with objects placed over the paper to block the light and create silhouette patterns. You will be surprised by the free association of conceptual ideas that arise from the unexpected positioning of image and object and use of light and chemicals.

Other experimental techniques throughout the workshop include the opportunity make your own negatives with miniature collages on plastic and project them through the enlarger; learn the luminous qualities of Solarisation; drawing and painting directly onto the paper with developer; re-inverting photogram prints from negative to positive, and even your smart phone can be utilised as an image and light source to create unusual prints and compositions of images and objects.

You will be introduced to the works of contemporary and photographic artists including Coen Young, Justine Varga, Anne Ferran, Amanda Williams, Man Ray, Moholy Nagy, Vera Lutter, Ann Mandelbaum, Lisa Oppenheim, Maholy Nagy, Man Ray, Anna Atkins, William Henry Fox Talbot and more.

*Short courses are open to students of ages 16 years and over. For students under 16 years of age there are School Holiday Workshops, Art Club and other youth art programs.

Lecturer Profile

Maryanne Wick is a graduate of the National Art School and is primarily known for her drawing, painting and print making. She has lived and worked in Sydney, London, South Korea, Hong Kong and Spain. Her paintings and drawings are held in private and public collections, both in Australia and overseas. Maryanne has held solo exhibitions in Australia, South Korea and Spain and, as a finalist, participated in group exhibitions that include the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Doug Moran and Portia Geach Portrait Prizes, the Gallipoli Art Prize and Fisher’s Ghost Art Award. In 2015, she was awarded the Korea-Australia Art Foundation Prize for painting and in 2022, invited to participate in the prestigious Kedumba Drawing Award.

ART MATERIALS

Masking tape, scissors, old paint brushes, apron, hand towel, notebook

One sheet clean glass approximately 10 x 12 inches – you can take a piece of glass out of an old or new frame and cover the edges with masking tape for safe handling

One packet of photographic paper, 100 sheets, 10×8 inches, glossy or pearl surface

Collections of objects

Opaque and translucent objects of all kinds – any plastics or glassware

Different kinds of papers – with and without texts and images, textured papers are great eg newsprint, cheap magazines, tissues, toilet paper etc

Natural objects eg plants/leaves/flowers – fresh or dried

Fabrics – small items of textured clothing, scarves, fragments of materials

Tiny items such as sugar, salt, pebbles, toys, jewellery,

Unusually shaped small objects

Old negatives and slides (transparencies)

 

Chemicals are provided.

 

Wear an Apron/ protective clothing. Covered footwear is essential in all studios on campus.

 

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

COVID-19 Policy

In line with NAS Covid Safety Guidelines all students and visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical contraindication form completed by a health professional.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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