Location: Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Feb 2-3, 2013
Meets 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
on Sun Sat
(Member Discount Available)
Lab/Materials Fee: $15.00
Level: All Levels/Intro
Status: This program has been canceled
Learn the historic and alternative darkroom processes of Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype print-making, including a combination of printing the two processes together, brown over blue in this weekend intensive. The class will include discussion of the origins and contemporary uses of each format; how to safely handle the chemistry, paper/substrate selection; and printing from large format negatives.
“Introduction to Alternative Processes” is a darkroom-based survey taught at CPAC’s darkroom in the historic Zang Mansion. Each student will print from large-format negatives supplied by the instructor.* The discussion will include the origins and contemporary uses of each format; how to safely handle the chemistry, paper/substrate selection; and image selection.
- In Partnership with the Art Students League of Denver
- ASLD Members, please call 303-837-1341 to receive your member's discount
Instructor -- John Davenport
John Davenport at Edge Gallery. Photo by Ken Hamel.
John is a master fine-art printer specializing in large-format gelatin silver and alternative print-making processes. He has exhibited his work widely and is a long-standing member of the Edge Gallery collective in Denver. John is a former board member of CPAC and has taught classes for CPAC and Working with Artists for many years. Until last year (2011) he was the darkroom technician for Roach Photos in Denver.
“For many years I have worked in both 5”x7” large format and in Multiple images particularly Diptych. In 2005 I received as a gift a box of 5”x7” vintage glass plate negatives from an old Denver Portrait Studio. The glass plate negatives had taken on a beautiful patina caused by age and water damage. As they were the same format that I have been shooting for years it was only natural for me to pair my work with these images [as seen in the photo above]. “Size 8” is one in a series of images questioning “America’s Standard of Beauty”; for over 25,000 years full figured women such as this beautiful young woman have represented mankind’s ideal of beauty.”
- *The negative making process is long and time-consuming. If students think they have suitable negatives to print from they should contact the instructor at email@example.com to verify.
- Students will work from “The Keepers of Light” by William Crawford and “The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes” by Christopher James as reference books.