A special series of creative activities in celebration of the Gallery’s diamond anniversary. All workshops: Ages 16 and up. Maximum of 20 participants. All materials are included in the fee.
To register: Contact the front desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (506) 458-2028.
Karen Stentaford: The Original Blueprint: Cyanotype workshop
$30 non-members, $25 members
Before digital photography, before Polaroid, before print film, before everything you know about film photography, there was cyanotype – a process dating back to 1842. In this hands-on workshop participants will use the sun’s rays to expose photographs without a camera. Chemistry preparation, coating surfaces, exposing and developing images will be covered. The process is immediate, the images are blue, and the results are magical.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own semi-transparent materials such as black and white negatives, x-rays, collected natural materials such as pressed leaves and flowers, or photocopies of drawings to experiment with. All other materials will be supplied.
Karen Stentaford is an artist and educator working primarily in medium and large format photography, often employing toy cameras and alternative processes. Since 2012, her work has been made using the wet plate collodion process. Recent bodies of work investigate ideas of place, absence and memory influenced by the Newfoundland landscape of her childhood. Stentaford completed the Master of Arts in Photography program at the Edinburgh College of Art. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University and Bachelor of Education, Visual Arts Specialist, from NSCAD University and Mount Saint Vincent University.