Instructed by Michael Wilson
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
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Course fee includes black & white chemistry and FREE access to all Open Photography Labs during the duration of the course
Description: Build confidence in the making of traditional gelatin-silver photographic prints and gain control over the numerous variables associated with darkroom processes via focused demonstrations and rigorous hands on practice.
In this course, participants will explore:
- Contrast Control
- Dodging and Burning
- Toning and Bleaching
- Paper Choices
- And More!
Note: Students who complete this workshop will gain access to the community darkroom during Open Lab hours, and will not need to complete an Orientation Session.
- 25 sheets (minimum)- 8”x10” resin coated, variable contrast photo paper
- 25 sheets - 8”x10” fiber base, variable contrast photo paper
- Can of compressed air or dust blower
- Hand towel
Level of Study: This class is a focused engagement with darkroom processing and printing. Participants must have a basic understanding of, and experience with, black and white film processing. It is suitable for novices with experience and for those wishing to refresh their darkroom skills.
About the instructor:
Michael Wilson is a life-long resident of Cincinnati residing in Price Hill. He developed his interest in photography while attending Northern Kentucky University where he earned a bachelor of fine arts in 1981. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions at such local venues as Baker Hunt Foundation (Covington, Ky.); Thomas More Gallery, Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, Ky.); In Situ Gallery (Cincinnati, Ohio); Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center (Covington, Ky.); as well as the Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center. Wilson's photographs have been exhibited regionally at the J. B. Speed Museum (Louisville, Ky.); Rosewood Arts Centre (Kettering, Ohio); and Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, Ohio). His work is represented in the Cincinnati corporate collections of E. W. Scripps; PNC Bank; Frost & Jacobs; Deloitte & Touche; and Duke Energy. He is also represented in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the J. B. Speed Museum. In addition, his images have been featured in more than three hundred photographic projects working with musicians and record labels.
Among the many artists Michael has photographed are: Lyle Lovett, B. B. King, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell, David Byrne, Philip Glass, Dawn Upshaw, and Doc Watson. Clients include: Nonesuch Records, Warner Brothers Records, Sony Music, Capitol Records, Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Putnam, Mother Jones Magazine, Health Magazine, Uncut Magazine, and Pentagram Design.
LOCATION: Unless otherwise specified, all courses are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and direction links below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms, a darkroom, and a processing room all totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The
studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.
Map to Studio | Studio Calendar | Darkroom Calendar