Online

Silver and Gold Leaf Photography

with Marcy Palmer

October 8 – 29, 2024

Tuesdays; 9:30 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $525.00

Course Description

One critic has called Marcy Palmer’s work “an exploration of beauty as an antidote to personal and political crisis,” noting that the specificity of her elegant imagery lends itself to contemplation. 

In this online workshop, Marcy opens-up a world of creative possibilities by sharing the beautiful processes of applying silver and gold leaf to photo-based artworks. This technique allows photographers to incorporate unusual materials with distinct properties into their images. 

To deepen our understanding of this special processes, we contextualize the photograph as both image and object, addressing the significance of physicality and three-dimensionality. This approach allows us to consider which forms our photographs might take and how those forms will help us communicate our concepts and ideas most effectively.

As we view and discuss historical and contemporary examples of silver and gold leaf photography, we become familiar with each through demonstrations and assignments at home. As we create new photographs of our own with the goal of developing a small body of work, Marcy provides expert feedback on our work in group critiques. 

By slowing down and taking time to experiment with new artistic options, you discover the ways that beauty, in all its various and unexpected configurations, can manifest anew in your images.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
Special Notes:

Students will need access to a photo printer for this workshop. Additional course material costs can be a minimum of $125.

Class will meet 9:30 – 11:00 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays starting October 8 and ending October 29 (four 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.

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.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

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.

Categories
Alternative Process, Creative Vision, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
about
Marcy Palmer

Marcy Palmer’s work circles around themes of beauty, nature, and science. Marcy has an MFA in Photography & Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her work has been exhibited at various spaces including The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Center for Photographic Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and other venues.

Marcy’s work has been written about in The Boston Globe Sunday Edition, Humble Arts Foundation, L’Oiel de la Photographie, Lenscratch, and other publications. Marcy released a book with Yoffy Press at the end of 2020, titled “You Are Eternity, You Are the Mirror” which was chosen as a PhotoEye 2020 favorite photobook, The Luupe’s Best Women Made Photobooks of 2020, and one of Deep Red Press’s memorable photobooks of 2020. She lives and works in Dallas.

Website: marcypalmer.com

Instagram: @marcy_palmer

Silver and Gold Leaf Photography
with Marcy Palmer
October 8 – 29, 2024

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