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Gum Bichromate

  • Location:
    Kala Art Institute, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, California, 94702, US

Saturdays, July 27, August 3, & 10, 10am-5pm
Tuition $325

Noted for its delicate color and expressive, painterly characteristic, gum bichromate printing offers the artist unique possibilities because of its flexibility. It may be used as a simple photogram, a complicated multilayered print, or combined with other alternative processes. Students will begin by learning how to make digital enlarged negatives and end with creating finished prints from their own images. On the way, they will learn safe, correct protocols. Depending on the complexity of their images, students will leave with 2-3 finished prints.

Mary K. Shisler works in the alternative processes as well as producing beautiful large format prints of botanical subjects. She explores her topics with scanners, plastic cameras and mobile digital devices. She creates jewelry as well. She holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Costume Design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her art is shown internationally. Most recently her piece APHRODITE WALKS has been featured in WOMAN + BODY, a show in Seoul, Korea. Her website is marykshisler.com