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Lumen Printing with Shaina Gates

May 7, 2023 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

| $65 – $80

Sunday, May 7
10:00am – 4:00pm | Registration Required
$80 Non-member| $65 CMCA Members
Minimum 5  to run |  CMCA ArtLab | Adults 18+

Lumen Printing with Biennial Artist Shaina Gates
Lumen printing is an experimental photographic technique that produces unexpectedly colorful images using only silver gelatin paper (i.e. black and white photographic paper), the sun, and salt. No darkroom, or specialized equipment required! Participants will go over a variety of techniques for making lumen prints, including the use of photographic sources, found objects, painterly manipulations, etc. This medium allows for a range of approaches—from expressive and gestural to methodical and precise. No prior artistic or photographic experience necessary. Attendees will leave with the knowledge and basic supplies to continue making lumen prints on their own, using whatever kind of in-home or studio work-space they already have. Attendees are responsible for off-site lunch accommodations.

10:00–12:00 Techniques + Approaches
12:00–1:00 Lunch break
1:00–4:00 Studio

Please note: as this process requires sunshine for photographic exposure there is a  rain date of Sunday, May 14.

About the Instructor
Shaina Gates is a featured artist in the 2023 Biennial, her work Figures, 2021-2022 can be found in the Bruce Brown Gallery. She currently is a photography professor at UNH. Shaina Gates graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005, an MAT from the School of Visual Arts in 2008, and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, and many places in New England. In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Gates was a finalist for the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Photography Policy: By registering for CMCA Education Programs, I understand I may be photographed by CMCA staff for general documentation and publicity. I also understand that no royalty, fee or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be granted for cancellations made up to 14 days prior to program start date; 50% refund will be granted for cancellation up to 10 days before program start date. No refunds for cancellations made less than 10 days prior to start date. Please notify us immediately of any cancellation so we can fill your space. CMCA reserves the right to cancel any education program. In the event of a cancellation by CMCA, full refunds will be granted, Under-enrolled programs will be canceled 1 week prior to the start date. We do not offer prorated fees to attend part of the program. Thank you for understanding.


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May 7, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
$65 – $80
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21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
207 701 5005