Now 4 days! Piezography Digital Negatives are more detailed and smoother than digital negatives made with color inks. Piezography Digital Negatives replicate the effects of a continuous tone silver negative and do not have the digital artifacts and defects produced by using color inks in combination with the QTR or Epson printer driver.
This course is designed to teach both Piezography process as well as Piezography Digital Negative. We teach Piezography Digital Negative by demonstrating Platinum and Palladium printing. Our darkroom is not setup for Silver Printing, and we do not want the toxicity associated with silver printing to affect our country plumbing. However, what is learned about making negatives for Pt/Pd is very much the same process for making negatives for Silver and other alternative process. If your ultimate goal is to make silver prints, or salt prints, or cyanotypes or any process that requires a digital negative - this workshop is for you. If you have always wanted to learn platinum / palladium printing, this workshop is also perfect for you!
Length: Four days
Location: Cone Editions Press, Vermont.
Includes: All material costs.
Maximum attendees: 8
Location and Hours:
The studio is located at 17 Powder Spring Road, Topsham, Vermont 05076. It is registered with Google Maps and you can trust Google directions to our studio. The studio is open to students, and instruction is provided from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Your instructor sets time for demonstrations, lunch, critiques and clean up. On Wednesday we try to have a paella party in the Summer when weather permits. In the Fall we try to do something similar. But, we do keep the studio open later on Wednesdays. We also encourage sharing your work on Wednesday early evening. So plan for staying a bit later on Wednesday to share, eat, or get a bit more printing done!
Our nearest airport (75 minutes) is Burlington International Airport (BTV) in Burlington, VT. Other airports are Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) (130 minutes) and Boston-Logan (180 minutes). There are car rentals as well as private taxis and shuttles between the airport in Burlington, VT and East Topsham.
The amount of lodging near us is very limited. You must make reservations early if you want to be within walking distance of our studio. There is a small B&B with friendly owners and excellent breakfast and 5 minute walk: http://www.vermontbackintime.info/
East Topsham is where we are and a 4 room Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance (1 minute drive)
Back in Time Bed & Breakfast
Fairlee, VT is the Lake Morey Resort: www.lakemoreyresort.com (25 minute drive)
Newbury, VT quaint historic village (30 minute drive):
Gibson House Bed & Breakfast
Barre, VT old granite town a little past its prime (25 minutes drive):
Millstone Inn (heart of the old Websterville granite quarries)
Firehouse Inn (literally the old downtown Barre Firehouse but now with a restaurant and rooms)
Maplecroft Bed & Breakfast
Woodsville, NH a little
Norwich, VT quaint historic village (40 minutes drive) Norwich Inn (with its own brewery)
Montpelier, VT is our State Capital but a tiny historical town with tons restaurants (45 minutes drive):
Betsy's Bed and Breakfast
The Inn at Montpelier
Capital Plaza Hotel
Hanover, NH where Dartmouth College is (45 minutes drive):
Hannover Inn (upscale and fine dining)
Six South Hotel
We provide a tasty and healthy lunch each day according to the questionairre you are asked to fill out prior to your arrival. Coffee, espresso, and tea are all very important to us and is always available fresh. We have a refrigerator in case you need to bring things you would rather not be without.
Stella's Italian Restaurant
The Lime Inn
Lantham House Tavern
Beau Butchery + Bar
Three Penny Taproom
Peyton's Place Restaurant