Artist Jessica Thalmann will teach participants about the creative potential of manipulating photographs of portraits and the human figure using alternative photographic practices
This workshop is suitable for those who wish to explore the boundaries between photography, collage and sculpture. Thalmann will present a lecture on her work and others, including Marlo Pascual, John Stezaker, Aldo Tolino, Julie Cockburn, Lucas Samaras, etc. Participants will create a small artwork using their imagery hands-on techniques, including paper-folding, cutting, weaving, excising and lifting, among other destructive methods.. The class will culminate in a final critique where participants will learn to examine the work of their peers.
Participants should bring five to ten photographs that they would like to work with—self-portraits, portraits, or images dealing with the human figure or body are encouraged. They can be the artist's own or found images including digital print outs, darkroom prints or magazine cutouts.
People, Places, Things: Experimental Processes is a three-part course offered by Gallery 44. From chemigrams to polaroid transfers to disrupting images through various techniques, each workshop will focus on a different process or approach to working with photography. This course is an introduction to the possibilities of the image, encouraging experimentation and play. Workshops are suitable for any level of experience—participants can enroll for one or all workshops depending on their learning goals.
Poetic Activism: Alternative Approaches to Landscape Photography
Film Freeform: Polaroid Emulsion Lift
Facelift: Cut and Fold Techniques for Portraits
All 3 workshops – $310 (members) / $360 (non-members) - please email email@example.com for Course Registration.
Individual workshops are individually priced, please see details on each workshop page and register via Eventbrite.
Jessica Thalmann is an artist and educator currently based in Toronto and New York City. She received an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a BFA in Visual Arts from York University. Thalmann has taught at the International Centre for Photography, Akin Collective, MacLaren Art Centre, Toronto School of Art, Gallery 44 and City College of New York. She has been an artist in residence at the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada, and at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California, USA.