Today’s digital methods of making transfers and emulsion lifts mimic outdated Polaroid® processes. This workshop includes pigment ink transfers to rag paper and emulsion lifts to Yupo paper. One “lift” process uses a portable photo printer. Knowledge of Photoshop is helpful, but not necessary. **After registering, students e-mail several images to the instructor for use in class.
Background: In the 1940s, Polaroid patented the instant camera with self-developing film. The Polaroid® image transfer process was accidentally discovered by a technician who left a developed dye carrier (negative) face-down on a white surface. The (positive) print also could be shaped by soaking the print in hot water to separate the photographic coating from its base, floating andlifting the emulsion to a new substrate.
*Materials fee is $15, paid to instructor, and includes:
DASS™ heavy weight Optimized Yupo paper, 100% rag printmaking papers, transfer mediums, **computer preparation of images printed to DASS™ film, product links and resourses listings.
Student Materials list: plastic kitchen cutting mats, scissors, #2 pencil, soft fan brush, blue tape, X-acto knife, Viva paper towel, clear plastic rectangular storage container (about 11x 16).
Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.