Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
This new, online workshop offers a rare and unique opportunity to experiment with alternative approaches to the landscape under the guidance of photographer and video installation artist Elena Dorfman. Over three weeks this winter, explore myriad ways to reconsider the landscape in relation to photography, delving into new ideas and looking at historical examples that provide reference points for you to hone your own aesthetic. As Elena challenges you to see landscapes differently, you find yourself contemplating your personal vision and your relationship to the environment.
This is a workshop that incorporates the physical act of taking pictures, the manual task of working with Photoshop and alternative materials, and the mental rigor required to take your work to the next level.
Twice-a-week group sessions include instruction, demos, discussions, slideshows of both contemporary and historic alternative practices, and image reviews. Assignments allow you to work remotely with consistency and depth while exploring locations of your choosing.
Elena leads you to materials that enhance your images. This can include unconventional tools including prisms, gels, cracked filters, and vintage lenses, which she guides you to in advance. Afterwards, we edit and refine your images in Photoshop. This process may incorporate layering or collaging your images as well as adding found elements, such as archival photos, text, graphics, and maps. And to take this one step further, Elena is prepared to guide you in paper manipulation or gold, silver, or copper leafing directly on your prints.
Venture on a journey of exploration and inspiration as you capture and realize landscapes in new and surprising ways.
In order to get the most out of this workshop, participants must already have a solid knowledge of Photoshop and experience working with multiple layers and masking techniques. The focus of this class is to build upon your existing knowledge and expand your visual horizons and capabilities. This is not a class for learning Photoshop.
Class will meet 3:30-5:30 pm (Mountain Time) on Mondays and Thursdays starting May 3 and ending May 20 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
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Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Elena Dorfman’s photographs and video installations have been exhibited in both the U.S. and worldwide at venues such as the Prada Foundation, Milan; Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; the Triennale di Milano, Milan; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is held in numerous collections, including the Denver Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, and Bass Art Museum. It is also the subject of three monographs: Empire Falling (2013), Fandomania: Characters & Cosplay (2007), and Still Lovers (2005).
A popular workshop instructor, Elena is also part of our Mentorship Program »
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.