Workshops go back to photographic basics
FORM’s Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery is hosting two photographic workshops next week as part of the OBSCURA: Karijini Through an Abstract Lens exhibition public program.
Aspiring artists and photographers can attend a Polaroid lift emulsion workshop this Thursday and a solar-printing workshop on Saturday.
Visiting artist and abstract photographer Meleah Farrell will guide workshop participants through photographic processes and activities.
“We’ll be learning about some simple photo techniques and how to compose images,” she said.
“I’m very interested in alternative photographic printing processes and experimenting.”
The Polaroid emulsion lift and solar printing are alternative hands-on photographic processes.
In the Polaroid lift emulsion workshop, participants will use vintage Polaroid cameras to take pictures and transfer the images onto another surface to give them a longer lifetime.
At the solar printing workshop, participants will use a sun-sensitive dye to imprint silhouettes of objects onto paper as they experiment with a technique first created by an astronomer in the 1840s.
“It’s a creative process and people can mix colours and create some interesting outcomes,” Ms Farrell said.
FORM regional programs co-ordinator Katie Evans said the workshops were perfect for young creative minds.
Download a registration form for the $40 workshops at form. net.au/project/court-housegallery.