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2019 Annual Conference


March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Workshop: Alternative Processes for Educators

with Michael Webb

Alternative photographic processes, also known as Alt Pro, have many practical applications for students, is educational beyond the realm of photography, and is fun for a diverse population. This weeklong workshop provides you, the educator, with a sound foundation in techniques and aesthetics of Alt Pro.

Instructor Michael Webb, a full-time teacher himself, starts the week with a survey of the history of non-silver photography, then moves into a hands-on exploration of a wide selection of Alt Pro processes, including cyanotype, Van Dyke, gum bichromate, argyrotype, salted paper process, albumen, and wax and Polaroid transfer processes. We also cover methods for making enlarged negatives by using pinhole cameras, film and digital cameras, flatbed scanners, and copy machines.

Focusing on the D.I.Y. approach of art making and creative discovery, we explore critique methods, discuss curriculum and lesson planning, and expand our knowledge of artists working in Alt Pro by visiting local museums and galleries. Join Michael for an inspiring week of educational exploration and networking, along with a healthy dose of self-expression and personal growth.

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