Date & Time
Saturday, March 17, 2012 10:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Venue
Museum of Printing History

Join artist Alyssa C. Salomon to learn popular “alt photo” processes. Participants will make cyanotype and salted paper prints, two of the easiest, earliest and loveliest nineteenth-century photographic processes. Learn how to prepare paper, read recipes and mix chemistries, as well as options for making negatives and what basic supplies you need to work in your own home or studio. The workshop is designed for photographers, printmakers, and the curious; beginners are welcome. Limited to eight participants. Co-presented with the Museum of Printing History, where the workshop will take place. Most materials will be provided; however, students should bring the following items:

  • Medium-format, large-format, or digitally produced negatives, if you have them
  • Photogram materials, such as leaves, paper cut-outs, or other objects to use as silhouettes. A selection of items will also be provided.
  • Paper will be provided; however, if you have paper you would like to try, you should bring it, if it is made entirely of cotton, abaca, and/or kozo. (Papers with wood pulp or other materials don’t do well with the photo emulsions we’ll be mixing.)
  • Note pad and pencil
  • Work clothes and an apron, if you like. The materials we’ll use will stain clothing.
  • Lunch
  • Your curiosity and creativity!

One class, 6 hours total
Tuition & Materials: $150 (Membership Discount Not Available)

Click here to register

Alyssa Salomon lives and works in Providence Forge, Virginia, where she has been a leader in alternative photo processes since the late 1990s. She has taught extensively, including workshops at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina; the Ah Haa School in Telluride, Colorado; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School in Richmond, Virginia; and Virginia Commonwealth University, among others. Her work is included in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Ritz Carlton Dubai, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, and many other public and private collections. Salomon is a two-time recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship. Salomon’s prints are featured in The Handmade Print, on view in the Artist Hall at HCCC February 4 – April 8, 2012. For more information about the artist, visit https://alyssasalomon.com/home.html

Above: Alyssa Salomon, Tell Me again, the World will be Beautiful, 2009. Van dyke, waxed. Alyssa Salomon, birds hang motionless, 2010. Cyanotype, waxed. Photos by Terry Brown.

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4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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