WORKSHOPS – Rewild your photo skills!

At the festival center we invite you to test and develop your photographic skills with a number of workshops that celebrate photography and old school techniques – from cyanotypes to wet plate and polaroid transfer. ⁠You can even learn the Japanese technique of stab stitching and sew your own photo or note book. 

From cyanotypes to polaroids

Learn how to do beautiful Cyanotypes, an old analogue photographic technique. On this 3-hour course, you will be introduced to all stages of the technique and have the opportunity to try it out with simple tools. ⁠The workshop will be conducted by Barbara Katzin and Charlotte Siewartz from Fotografi på Godsbanen in Aarhus and takes place on 3 and 4 June.

We also host a workshop exploring the practice of polaroid transfer in which a short introduction to Polaroid’s techniques are included, after which the participants themselves try the technique and its possibilities.⁠ The workshop is organised by Sille Juline Høghly Petersen, paper conservator and artist herself.

The magic of wet plate photography

On 4 June you have a rare chance to get an introduction to wet plate photography! Explore the roots of photography and delve into the magic of the 19th century technique of wet plate photography with the professional photographer Henrik Wichmann.⁠ By the end of the workshop you get your own print home with you.

Japanese book binding techniques

Finally, on the 10 June we will host the workshop ‘Thread the needle’ in which you learn to sew your own notebook with the oh-so-elegant and versatile Japanese stab binding and the functional and easy Singer stitch.⁠ The workshop is taught by Julia Mejnertsen who is also the founder of the publishing house Blankt Papir Press.

Be quick to sign up – limited seats

To participate in the festival center workshops you need to sign up directly with the organiser and please note that there is a fee for materials to sign up. The festival ticket to enter the festival center is not included in the fee. 

Find more information about each workshop in the festival center and at our festival partners here: 

 

Workshops at the Festival Center 

3 June – ‘Cyanotypes’

4 June – ‘Cyanotypes’

3 June – ‘Polaroids Transfer’

4 June – ‘Wet Plate photography’

10 June – ‘Thread the needle’

 

Workshop at ours partners

3 June – Open House and workshops at FABRIKKEN for Kunst&Design

8 June – ‘Home Writing’ at Fotografisk Center

9 June –  Photo demo w. Ulla Hauer at Kunst 86

 

Polaroid Transfer workshop at 2022 festival – on a rainy day. Video: Sonia Tomegeros


Workshop // Wet plate photography

Workshop // 2 to 7 pm

This afternoon we welcome you to go back to the roots of photography and delve into the magic of the 19th century tecnique of wet plate photography with the professional photographer and board member of Dansk Selskab for Fotografi, Henrik Wichmann.

We will work on spawning collodion on the aluminum plates, putting them in a silver bath, photographing with old cameras, developing and fixing in the darkroom.
It should all end with you getting a real wet plate photograph home with you. However, with this technique you never quite know what will come out of it, and that is exactly what makes the technique so super exciting to work with.

NB Since we are working with chemistry that can cause stains on the clothes that cannot be removed again, it would be a good idea to use clothes from an older date.

The workshop only has room for 6 people and you can sign up by sending an email via the email link below and mobil pay the fee of DKK 500 to +45 2990 0114