Saturday, 7 December 2013

Dorset Button Making workshop



The Mayoress of Bournemouth Elaine Cooper joined us today at the Dorset Button Making Session. She donated lots of craft and textile items to us!
And now we have our sign up.

 and the studio looks much more like a studio


with some beautiful work from the printing course.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Lens-less photography.

  Lens-less photography.
Cyanotype image courtesy of Tim Russell
Saturdays 2 -4 pm starting 11 January 2014.

Artisan Community Art Studio.

This short course in lens-less photography will explore the use of various light sensitive materials for the creation of images without the use of extensive chemical processing. We will start by exploring the use of photographic papers, and materials coated with light sensitive chemicals, sunlight and the simplest of materials. We will then move on to making our own pinhole cameras.

Possible schedule depending on specific interests.

Week 1.

Lumen prints. Using light sensitive photographic paper. Photograms and stencils.

Week 2.

Lumen prints. Using common household substances as resists to create what are known as chemigrams.

Week 3.

Introduction to Cyanotype. (Blue prints ~ one of the earliest light sensitive processes)

Week 4.

Making acetate and paper negatives for Cyanotype.

Week 5.

Introduction to pinhole cameras. Beer cans and long exposure solargraphs

Week 6.

Making Pinhole cameras from matchboxes, shoeboxes, tins etc.


Tim Russell is a Bournemouth based artist who works in a variety of media from photography and film, performance, and writing. He has been experimenting with alternative photographic processes for many years and is an experienced workshop leader. He studied Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth and his performance work has been shown internationally.