EXPERIMENTAL DARKROOM PRACTICES
with Claire A. Warden
Experimentation has been inherent to the photographic medium since its discovery.
In this one-day workshop with artist Claire A. Warden, participants will explore experimental and historic darkroom techniques to create unique silver gelatin prints.
Participants will merge film or digital negatives of their own with cameraless techniques including the chemigram process as well as creating cliché verres and ortholitho film negatives and positives. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to experimental darkroom practices.
Following the workshop, all participants will have the opportunity to discuss their work in an informal critique.
Participants should bring 35mm, medium format and/or large format negatives to experiment with - especially any film considered a "mistake". Also any small objects to make photograms.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants. Please see the Health and Safety protocols for additional information.
No. 05 (Construct), 2018
Image Courtesy of the Artist
Claire A. Warden is an artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. Claire’s series Mimesis has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at The University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Colorado Photographic Arts Center. She has been named on the 2021 Silver List, LensCulture's Top 50 Emerging Talents, and a Clarence John Laughlin Award finalist. She received an Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Contemporary Photography Exhibition award and the Ed Friedman Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work has been featured in publications, including Real Simple magazine, Der Greif Magazine, Strange Fire Collective, Common Ground Journal, Prism Magazine, Lenscratch, and Diffusion Magazine. Claire was awarded artist residencies through the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists, Art Intersection in Arizona, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, LATITUDE in Chicago, ACRE, and Light Work in 2022.
Registration opens May 25th for Filter Photo Members and June 1st for the General Public.
Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
Location: Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave. 12th Floor Darkroom
Refunds will be processed with a 15% fee. No refunds will be given after September 1st.