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Workshops

We offer a range of workshops tailored for various audiences, including institutions, museums, galleries, and individual art enthusiasts. Our programs cater to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners.
 

Customized Learning Experience: Each workshop is designed to meet the specific needs and interests of our clients, ensuring a personalized and relevant learning journey.
 

To schedule one: info@alternativeprocesses.org 

Cyanotype

A photographic printing method that uses a solution of iron compounds to create cyan-blue prints. The process involves coating paper or fabric with the solution, placing objects or negatives on the material, exposing it to UV light, and then washing in water to develop the image. You can print cyanotype on glass, paper, fabric, teabags, seashells, eggshells, wood, ceramic. You can also tone cyanotype. 
To Know: An indoor space for coating, and an outdoor space with direct light (or UV box)  for exposing. Exposure time is quite fast (2 - 10 minutes). The toning process requires up to 1 hour. Each surface has different requirements. To print an image, a digital negative is needed. 

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Anthotype

A sustainable process using photosensitive material from crushed plant leaves or flowers. The emulsion is spread on paper and exposed to sunlight with an overlaying digital positive. The image appears in varied hues depending on the plant used, but is less permanent and light-sensitive.
To Know: the prints may take up to 2-3 days to expose with direct sunlight. 

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Chlorophyll

A sustainable technique that involves creating images directly on leaves. A digital positive is placed on a leaf, which is then exposed to sunlight. The chlorophyll in the leaf reacts to the light, imprinting the image directly onto the leaf.
To know: These prints may take up to 3 days in summer direct sunlight. 

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Lumen, Cyanolumen 

A cameraless photographic technique creating images on black-and-white photographic paper. The paper is exposed to sunlight, with objects placed atop it creating silhouettes or photograms. The process, depending on exposure time and conditions, yields unpredictable colorations and effects, often with dreamlike, ethereal qualities. 
To know: these prints can be created outside and only require photographic paper. 

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Chemigrams

A cameraless photographic technique combining painting and photographic processing. By applying resists like varnish or oil on photographic paper and then exposing it to photographic chemicals, unpredictable textures and colors are created. The process, done in both light and darkroom settings, results in unique, abstract images.
To know:
 An indoor space with low light is needed, as well as traditional darkroom chemicals. This process can be however done without a darkroom. 

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Photograms & Watergrams

Photograms are cameraless photographic images made by placing objects directly on light-sensitive material, like photo paper, and exposing it to light, resulting in silhouette images. Watergrams are a variation where the paper is submerged in water during exposure, creating fluid, unpredictable patterns and distortions in the final image.
To Know: this process requires a traditional darkroom with a developing station and an enlarger

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Liquid Emulsion

Liquid Light, also known as Liquid Emulsion, is a silver gelatin emulsion that can be applied to various surfaces beyond traditional photo paper, such as fabric, wood, or stone. After drying, it's exposed to light in a darkroom setting, creating photographic images on unique textures and forms. This technique allows for creative and unconventional photographic prints, integrating photography with diverse materials and artistic expressions.

To Know: this process requires a traditional darkroom with a developing station and an enlarger

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Polaroid Lift

This creative photographic technique involves separating the emulsion layer containing the image from a Polaroid photo. The delicate emulsion is then floated in warm water, allowing it to be manipulated and transferred onto various surfaces like paper, fabric, or other media.

To Know: this process only requires a polaroid camera (not mini) and a tray of hot water.

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