Gum bichromate printing is a unique blend of two distinct artistic disciplines—painting and photography. There are few alternative photographic processes that can print in color, or that have the flexibility and range of expression that can be achieved through the gum printing process. A gum print can replicate a full color print exactly, or be quite far removed from faithful photographic documentation. Gum printing arose in the 19th century with the Pictorialist movement when manipulation of the photographic image by the photographer to achieve a more subjective vision was intended to lift the photograph to fine art status.
In this workshop, participants will learn to create images by making watercolors light sensitive and coating the emulsion onto a heavy watercolor paper, using texture and color to create mood and atmosphere like a painter. Gum printing is not complex, but it does take time and commitment to learn to do it well. This workshop will take place over two days to allow participants time to explore this slow and meditative process. All materials provided.
*Refund Policy: Because our instructors commit their time to workshops and space is limited, our refund policy is as follows: Cancellations 2 weeks prior to the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations a week before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. All other cancellations will not receive a refund but may apply 50% of the workshop fee to a future workshop of the same or greater price. You must notify us of your cancellation or inability to attend via email. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Big shout out to @ericluden & killer team @digitalsilverimaging for the stunning prints you made for my recent show @leicagalleryla – I did not get to properly thank you for all your hard work!! I just saw this on my studio wall today which reminded me- this one print was 8’ wide, perfect! Great file from #leicasl of course 🙂 But Eric, it’s been such a joy to work with you these past years. You set an extremely high bar my friend, thank you. More soon!!Doug Menuez - New York, NY