Calling all Photoshop-savvy collage enthusiasts! Go on location in your imagination for a lab-based digital adventure in beautiful Santa Fe led by image wizard Maggie Taylor, whose innovative work defies traditional labels. With her guidance, and a brand new series of demos, participants spend five days finessing a carefully crafted digital collage. It is a process that takes time and patience but also provides plenty of room for creativity and experimentation.
There are no field trips in this adventure, just your workstation in The Workshops air-conditioned, state-of-the-art digital lab. You arrive with a cache of images you’ve already begun to work with, and from there we push the boundaries of photographic shape-shifting.
Each morning Maggie conducts follow-along demos while elaborating on her own working techniques. For afternoon sessions, you provide your own images – as well as any materials you’d like to scan, from small objects to old photographs – and discover how to incorporate them into your project.
If you are comfortable working with layer masks in complex Photoshop files, you’re a perfect candidate to travel through the magical and multifaceted world of digital imagery. At the end of our week together, you have gained new skills and techniques to stimulate your creativity, made giant strides on your digital collages, and joined a creative community of like-minded artists.
This workshop is open to participants with a working knowledge of digital workflow and solid Photoshop skills. Those who have never studied with Maggie before as well as alums from previous classes can benefit from this workshop. The demos will be brand new, and the in-person work time on your images with Maggie’s help is invaluable.
Maggie Taylor spent ten years making color still-life photographs before transitioning to digital imaging in 1997. Her label-defying, whimsical, and poetic images have been collected by numerous museums. Her books include Internal Logic, No Ordinary Days, Adobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of Dreams, Solutions Beginning with A, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.