Past Workshop Descriptions

Plants on Film

In this hands-on class we will explore phytogramming, an experimental cameraless animation technique, where plant life is both the subject matter of the image and assists the means of photographic reproduction. Phytograms* are created by the exposure of black and white film overlaid with plant material and dried in direct sunlight.

In part 1 we will review the technique and soak our plants in organic developer we make with the plants, water, washing soda and vitamin-c. In part 2, we will create our 16mm film outside and project it once it dries.

Please bring any recently picked leaves, flowers, stems and grasses want to work with. No experience is necessary. This workshop includes all film, chemistry, and supplies for use during the workshop. A scanned version of the film we make together will be available after the workshop. *The phytogram process was created by artist Karel Doing who taught the technique at Phil Hoffman's Independent Imaging retreat in 2018.

Past Instructor: Francisca Duran
Category: Creative Practises
Maximum Capacity: 6
8 hours of instruction in 2 parts$125 /member$150 /nonmember

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