Liquid Silver: Paper, Objects and Dry Plate

Liquid Silver: Paper, Objects and Dry Plate

16 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Brittonie Fletcher

This 2 day liquid emulsion course begins by introducing the magic (and basics) of hand applied silver gelatin, an historic process continued through to contemporary times with countless possibilities.

Artists from photographic assemblage to time based performance pieces from large format photography to sculpture artists have used liquid emulsion.

We will begin the course by making our own silver gelatin paper which we will expose using the enlargers in Stills' darkroom.

After going through the basics of the process we will explore printing on other materials - objects such as wood, ceramic, shells etc.

Lastly we will cover Dry Plate: darkroom printing on glass or creating plates to expose in camera.

By the end of the course students will have 2 prints on paper covering the basics of the process, 2 prints on different porous material objects, and one glass plate.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to experiment with or discuss in addition to the supplied materials.

Students will need to bring their own negatives to print from or contact Stills to arrange some digital negatives to be prepared for them in advance.

This course is suitable for those new to photography through seasoned professionals.


Courses are open to all individuals aged 16 and over. We cannot accept bookings for participants under this age.

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