If you have had enough of typical courses with participants diligently copying negatives previously prepared by the tutor and all leaving the workshop with identical pictures that are not really theirs; if you don’t want to go for a course lasting from 10a.m. till 6 p.m. where the cleaning lady pointedly enters the room half an hour before the end, we have a perfect offer for you.
What we invite you to take part in is a four day long oilprinting workshop entirely devoted to oilprinting, during which you will not only use ready made negatives but will also be able to print your own negatives, which you will copy, with the assistance of an experienced instructor, as oilprints at the same time learning the secrets of the oilprinting technique and creating unique prints. The fact, that the workshop lasts four days means that participants will not only have an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the technique, but will really be able to get practice and confidence with the technique; something that is priceless with manipulative techniques such as oilprinting. Constant assistance of the instructor means that errors will be noticed and corrected instantly.
We will begin the workshop by learning how to prepare our own materials, especially the papers which will later be used to create the prints. After all, being able to prepare your materials well is one of the most important skills, without which one can hardly think of being trully independent. There will also be an opportunity to briefly introduce the technique and explain the mechanism by which an image is created.
The remaining time will be devoted to learning the secrets of oilprinting, mastering different approaches and methods of working with the process; each of them allowing the photographer to achieve different results. There will also be an opportunity to print your own digital negatives so that in addition to learning the process, you will be able to produce prints of your own images.
In order to ensure that everybody gets sufficient attention, the number of participants is limited to six. The workshop is available both in English and in Polish.
The tutor is Radosław Brzozowski (www.radoslawbrzozowski.com)