Gelatin pirint is a 19th-century photographic printing process that produces a sublime painterly qualities to photographic images.
The technique utilizes a combination of pigments together with the light sensitivity of dichromates to produce multi-layered prints. The process can bring great satisfaction for students who enjoy image making with both photography and painting.
This workshop, though technical, engages students on the thematic focus of the “self” and “relationships”. Photographic images that the students utilize for the printing process can be an access point for them to connect creative outcomes with their own lives. The painting processes in this technique gives the students space for expression. Students will find the creation processes harnessed in this workshop useful for developing a personal voice and in risk-taking in art.
The methods imparted in this workshop can also encourage students to gain confidence in taking ownership of their work and in negotiating concepts on a holistic level together with their peers.