BEYOND THE BLUE
Process: Van Dkye Brown
Instructor: Siobhan Arnold
Date: May 27 + Aug 19
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Location: San Diego, CA
Experience Level: No prerequisite
Recommended age: 18+
Children: Welcome with supervision
Suggested Donation: $75
Tired of blue? Learn how to make contact prints in a rich brown tone. Van Dyke is a printing process named after the Flemish painter, Anthony Van Dyck, for his use of this earthy pigment. When the iron and silver based sensitizer is exposed to sunlight, medium to dark chocolate brown images are achieved. Workshop participants may use analog or digital contact negatives for this process. Workshop includes film, paper and chemistry yielding up to 3 images per participant.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Siobhán Arnold is a San Diego based artist/educator whose work explores mythology, feminism, and the history of visual representation. A multimedia artist, Siobhán works primarily with photography, sculpture, and installation. She still embraces traditional film processes, view cameras, and lensless photography. Siobhán received a bachelor’s degree in Art and Design from the University of Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts from UCSB. She has been living and teaching in California since 2001.
Metal that has an image produced on the surface due to the corrosive nature of acid on the surface. Resist is placed on the metal surface by one or multiple means and the exposed metal is corroded away, or etched to desired depth. After desired depth has been reached the resist is removed and patina (chemical coloration usually black) is applied to “pop” the design. The top surface of etched, patinated metal is removed with fine sandpaper to reveal the image in all its glory. The patina remains in the etched (deeper) areas and helps “pop” the image. The final piece of jewelry is sealed with wax and enjoyed!
(Instructor provides with classes)
OHP Transparency Film
Uncoated Printmaking Paper
- Contact Printing Frames
(participant needs to bring)
Digital Camera (of any kind, i.e. iPhone, DSLR, mirrorless, whatever)
Laptop (or digital media device that allows for the uploading and editing of images)
- Adobe Photoshop (not required, but helpful)