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|Tom DeLooza: The Contemporary Ambrotype||Sat-Sun, July 2-3|
you looking to appease the mad scientist within?
Do you enjoy the transformation of silver into photographic image?
There is no better way to experience this alchemy first hand than to
make your very own ambrotype, a unique image on glass.
This two-day workshop is geared towards innovation and adapting one
of the earliest forms of photography into today’s working studio.
The class will begin with the history of wet-plate photography, ending with
a look at how the process is employed by contemporary photographers.
We will examine the necessary equipment and chemistry, including
chemical safety used to make an ambrotype, as well as review where such
materials can be acquired. Over
the course of our time together you will learn how to make an ambrotype
step-by-step and from start to finish. This workshop will have a strong
“DIY” element, showcasing ways to continue this process once you return
TOM DeLOOZA has led several tutorials and workshops, and is the Master Printer at the John Dugdale School of 19th Century Photography and Aesthetics in Stone Ridge, NY. Tom received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and served two years as the apprentice and assistant to John Coffer. Tom has exhibited his work in a wide variety of galleries including SoHo Photo in NYC.
Saturday July 2, 8 PM
|Kathleen Sweeney: What's Your Secret Superpower?: A Multimedia Storytelling Workshop for Teenagers||10 AM
- 4 PM, Fri-Sun,
This three day multimedia workshop for teenagers will combine video, photography, social media, graphic novels, vlogs and blogs in the quest for local hero(ine)s. Who are these masked crusaders for the greater good? Where do they live? What makes them tick? And how do they overcome the odds?
These and other
questions will be explored as we take to the streets with cameras in hand.
Participants will work in teams, collaborating on producing video
and photographic portraits of everyday hero(ine)s, illuminating a
previously hidden story of can-do inspiration, breakthrough and, in some
cases, downright against-the-odds courage. In the process, students will
learn effective video interview techniques, photo portraiture,
storytelling, and how to
post their work online, tapping social media for expanded broadcast and
KATHLEEN SWEENEY'S work lies at the transmedia intersection of video, writing, education and activism. Kathleen currently teaches Media Studies at The New School in New York City, and is a frequent contributor to print and online media journals including Afterimage and Women and Hollywood. As a video artist, her work has been exhibited and won awards internationally, with exhibitions at Centro Cultural de Sevilla; Walker Art Center; Philadelphia Institute of the Arts; and many other galleries, museums, film festivals and media art centers. She is the author of Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age, and now serves on the Advisory Board for GirlsWriteNow, a New York City-based initiative that pairs promising inner city girls with published women writers in year-long mentorships.
This workshop is open to teenagers age 13-17.
|Craig J. Barber: Pinhole Photography||Sat-Sun, July 9-10|
this two-day hands-on workshop you will learn to make your own pinhole
cameras, departing from the world of hi-tech equipment to one of
simplicity and liberation. We will explore the pinhole’s unique
abilities to redefine the world, such as its infinite depth of field and
slight soft focus. Pinhole is also the perfect match for those interested
in alternative processes, as you begin with an enlarged negative from the
will begin our weekend with a historical and contemporary overview of
pinhole photography that includes a variety of formats. Each participant
will construct a personal camera. Practical demonstrations and working
time will be included to learn how to see with your new camera. You will
learn about the usage of single and multiple pinhole cameras, using paper
negatives, as well as the conversion of existing cameras and/or
“found” containers into pinhole cameras. This will be a fun and
creatively inspiring workshop with emphasis on experimentation, for both
beginner and experienced pinhole photographers.
J. BARBER is
a photographer who uses antiquarian processes and focuses of the cultural
During the past 15 years he has photographed Viet Nam, Havana, and
the Catskill region of New York State, documenting cultures in rapid
transition and fading from memory.
His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe
and Latin America and is represented in several prominent museum and
private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the
Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the George Eastman House,
Rochester, NY, among others.
He has received several grants for his projects.
His book, Ghosts in the
Landscape: Vietnam Revisited, was published in 2006.
portfolio of 10 prints, small notebook and pencil, watch with second hand
or a stop watch.
additional materials provided by CPW via your lab fee.
Saturday July 9, 8 PM
|Joan Barker: Intro to Digital Photography||Sat-Sun, July 16-17|
getting started? Ready to go beyond snapshots? In this two-day hands-on
individualized workshop – limited to just seven participants – you
will learn the basic foundations of digital photography and how to make a
successful picture within a supportive environment. Joan will begin with
helping you understand and feel comfortable with your digital camera.
will see inspiring examples of successful photographs and learn about the
elements that help make a good picture including subject matter, light,
texture, pattern, and mood. Joan
will also conduct lessons on aperture, shutter speed, film types,
exposure, depth of field, lighting, white balance, and composition. Lenses
and their characteristics, uploading files, image size, resolution, and image
adjustments will also be included.
We will explore the technical and aesthetic possibilities of
picture taking while on a photographic field trip.
previous experience necessary. For those with film background this class
will allow you to better understand the photographic principals relative
to both film & digital.
will have Canon digital SLR cameras available for use. You may also bring
your own camera and camera manual.
A Digital SLR camera is required for this workshop- please no
point & shoots! (If you don't have one, CPW has Canon digital SLRs
available for loan), photos you have taken that you would like to share
with class or that you have questions about are welcome, as are images by
other photographers that you admire – from books or magazines.
Carla Shapiro: Tuning Into The Creative Process
Sat-Sun, July 16-17
into the Creative Process is a workshop designed to help students gain
a deeper connection to the creation of their art.
Drawing upon photography, film, poetry, music, meditation, as well
as Eastern and scientific thought, students will heighten their awareness
of themselves and their surroundings.
Students will learn to intensify their visual abilities through
individual and group exercises, leading to an enhanced ability to produce
work that is unique, meaningful, and clear in its intent post-workshop.
Time will be set aside to share everyone’s work, so bring your portfolio of up to ten images.
CARLA SHAPIRO has been a photographer for over 25 years and has created bodies of work about women, aging, 9/11, and beauty. She has been an educator for 20 years and has shown her work throughout the country. Carla currently teaches graduate students at Pratt Institute. She has received many grants and fellowships including two NYFA Artist Fellowships, a Fellowship Fund award from the CPW, and a NJ Council on the Arts Photography Fellowship. Her portraits have been published in The Sun and Architectural Technology among others.
a portfolio of 10-20 prints.
Public Lecture: Saturday July 16, 8 PM
Phil Mansfield: Teen Photo Camp
10 AM - 3 PM, Mon-Thurs, July 18-21
you excited about making photographs? Do you want to explore your talents
while engaging with other young artists? CPW’s Teen Photography Camp
provides a unique, creative and supportive learning environment for young
adults ages 13 through 17. Over the course of four inspiring and
motivating days, you will learn about
the aesthetics and technical capabilities of digital photography.
CPW’s state-of-the art digital lab, the Camp
is made up of two components - the exploration of
the art of photography and the development of
technical skills used within a digital darkroom. By getting behind
the lens and photographing in Woodstock, you will develop
a thorough understanding of photographic techniques including the
qualities of light and shadow, a sense of motion,
and an examination of the relationship of subject to the camera. Students
will learn about more advanced lighting techniques using hot shoe flashes
and light modifiers creating studio like images. In the digital lab you
will gain an understanding of the digital workflow, file organization,
inkjet printing, and Adobe Photoshop.
You will be introduced to Photoshop as a creative tool as well as
for its abilities for image editing, enhancement, and manipulation.
culminate with an
exhibition/critique of students’ work in CPW’s
Gallery on the final evening.
PHIL MANSFIELD joined the CPW staff as
the Digital Lab Manager in the Spring 2008. His photography has
appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Psychology
Today and Scholastic Magazine. His photographs were
recently featured in Eat Fresh Foods: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs,
a children’s cookbook published by Bloomsbury. www.philmansfield.com
Matthew Palin: Adobe InDesign for Artists
Sat-Sun, July 23-24
you would like to promote your art through custom printed pieces, or
combine images and type in unexpected and exciting ways, then this
hands-on computer workshop is for you. The premier layout program on the
market today, Adobe InDesign CS5 allows users to create layered
compositions with ease and sophistication. Through step-by-step
demonstrations, participants will learn the fundamentals of the latest
version of the software, including use of the tools palette, object
effects, and how to export files for press.
On Day one, we will walk
through the basics by creating a promotional card/business card. Images,
fonts and colors will be discussed as means of emphasizing your artwork,
and message you want to send. On Day two, we will push InDesign’s
capacities as a tool for visual collage. Examples of contemporary work
will be shown as a jumping off point and source of inspiration, and
experimentation and play will be encouraged.
PALIN is a fine art printmaker,
teacher, and graphic designer with over twelve years of professional
design experience. Matthew holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of
Design and a MFA from State University of New York at New Paltz. His
drawings and prints have been exhibited throughout New York, and have
appeared in such publications as Chronogram
and Roll Magazine. Alongside
freelance design jobs, Matthew works as a full-time package designer for
Alex Toys, international toy company.
bring an external hard drive or
thumb drive, as well 5-10 high-quality digital representations of your
work and a willingness to engage in class critiques together.
Dan Estabrook: Photographic Memory
Sat-Sun, July 23-24
theory, part practice, this class will look back through the history of
photography to discover how it helps to shape memory and experience. We
will discuss the first technical experiments, photographic permanence,
autobiography, memorial photographs, digital amnesia and more. Students
will have an opportunity to work hands-on with early photographic
processes like the salt print, as well as to discuss their own work in a
group critique. Whether to find a new understanding of the past or as the
inspiration to create new work, this is a unique opportunity for students
to find the links between how we use photography today and how it all
DAN ESTABROOK For almost twenty years Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Lately he has focused on the earliest processes on paper – calotype negatives and salted paper prints – as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. Dan has exhibited widely and has received several awards, including an Artist's Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994. He is also the subject of a recent documentary by Anthropy Arts. Dan is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago, Daniel Cooney Fine Art in New York, and Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta.
Lindsay Gleason: Photographic Artist Books
Mon-Thurs, July 25-28
this class two great storytelling media collide: the photograph and the
book. We will explore how photographs interact with the page in book form
to further communicate narrative. We will split our days between
learning binding techniques at the Women's Studio Workshop, laying out our
books using Photoshop and InDesign at the Center for Photography at
Woodstock, and binding our printed pages into a finished book back at the
Women's Studio Workshop again. We will be learning two non-sewn
structures, the accordion book and the drum leaf binding, with the option
of using either structure for your finished book. Plan to have prepared
your digital images and much of your content before arriving for class.
Photoshop experience is required. No need to know InDesign or
GLEASON has a BFA in
Printmaking and Bookarts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. A lifelong lover of books, it was a natural progression from
being an avid reader to an enthralled maker. She found the functional
nature of the book to be an inspiration and an irreplaceable influence to
her art making. Lindsay came to the Women's Studio Workshop in 2009 as a
studio intern; since then she has become a resident of the Hudson Valley
where she maintains a private studio practice and a small letterpress
Learn more about Women’s Studio Workshop at www.wsworkshop.org
Henry Horenstein: Secret Worlds in Plain Sight
Sat-Sun, July 30-31
workshop will guide students to explore their artistic potential while
documenting the unseen and unusual landscape. Students will learn to
transcend the stereotypical and explore the nature of a place on a new
level. Traveling in small groups, participants will embark on field trips
throughout Woodstock and its surrounding communities. Henry will accompany
participants on daily excursions, working with you to reveal the essence
of a place through frame, light, metaphors, and lyricism. Participants
will learn to use these techniques to insert their personal responses to
the environments. Exploring the beautiful as well as the seemingly
mundane, participants will reveal the well-hidden worlds of upstate New
York and its inhabitants.
history at the University of Chicago, before turning to photography. He
earned his BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), studying
with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. His over 30 books include
monographs ) and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the
field. Henry’s most recent photographs, Show
(2010), about the worlds of burlesque, fetish, drag, and sideshow, and
Digital Photography: A Basic
Manual (coming fall 2011). A
professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Henry lives and works in
favorite camera, film or digital memory card, and a portfolio of 10-20
Christopher Jordan: Digital Retouching and Restoration
Sat-Sun, July 30-31
restoring old family photos to their former glory or removing blemishes
from a formal portrait, the digital toolbox can really save the day.
In this workshop, we will build an essential skill-set to tackle
many common retouching challenges, such as restoring tone and color, dust
busting, fixing tears and damage, image reconstruction, portrait
enhancement and more. We will cover all pertinent workflow considerations
from optimized scanning through printing. The core skills are extremely
versatile and have surprisingly wide application. Participants will have
ample opportunity to apply these new skills to their own projects under
the guidance of the instructor. We will also cover some of the ethical
considerations with regard to digital restoration; for example, how much
is too much?
is a photographic artist and teacher. He earned his MFA from Rochester
Institute of Technology. He currently holds a full-time faculty position
at the University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Projects find him
creating imagery of both real and imaginary places, working with
traditional, digital and experimental approaches as required. He is most
interested in how depictions of place serve as vehicles for reflection,
memory and meditation. He maintains an active artistic practice, his work
appearing in numerous national and international exhibitions.
Please bring: old
prints, film sources, and whatever else might benefit from the digital
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