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Start Date:

Sat, May 22, 10:00am - May 23, 4:00pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Anne Eder

What you'll learn in this photography class:

Ziatype prints exhibit rich dark tones and virtually unlimited color combinations from cool to warm. Zia's are a variation on traditional palladium process but offer many advantages in ease of use, and greater flexibility & potential for experimentation than platinum/palladium printing. 

The first part of this class focuses on creating appropriate negatives for the Ziatype process and curves will be shared. After negatives have been generated, we will calculate drops of chemistry and mix the sensitizer, followed by a demonstration of coating technique. Then practice prints will be made using the coated paper which will be sandwiched with the negative in your contact printing frame and exposed. You will learn to process your exposed prints. 

Additional topics covered will include adjusting for contrast with chemistry and warm or cool tone effects.

Materials List Required

  • 1 Ziatype chemistry kit from Bostick & Sullivan available here.
  • A split back contact printing frame
  • A quality brush for coating roughly 2 ½ inches wide
  • Some paper for coating your sensitizer. Hahnemühle platinum rag is highly recommended. Available here. 
  • Pictorico transparency for printing negatives or your own analog film negatives. This is a contact printing process so your image will be the same size as your negative.
  • Several trays for processing big enough to fit your paper. Glass baking dishes will work if you don’t have photo trays.
  • Gloves, tongs, a shot glass for mixing sensitizer. Glass for brushes. Distilled water. Pencils for making notes on back of paper. Citric acid if you have it.
  • You don’t need a full-on darkroom but will need a dim room and running water for rinsing. I suggest a room you can make as light tight as you can and a string of Christmas lights or dim bulb.  
  • You will also need a laptop or desktop computer with your choice of photo editing software and access to a printer for generating your negatives.  
  • Also helpful to have on hand is a blow dryer and a small clothes steamer.Exposures can be made using the sun or a UV light box.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy
In the event a student must cancel their registration for a workshop, they may do so any time before and up to 14 days prior to the workshop, and will receive a 100% refund of workshop cost plus any material fees. In the event a student must cancel attendance from a workshop after the registration deadline (14 days prior to the start of the workshop), this will be considered a withdrawal. The workshop costs and materials fees are not refundable but a 20% discount will be given toward another workshop.

There are situations that arise in which a workshop may need to be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified as soon as possible. Students are entitled to a full refund for the workshop cost and materials fee up to one week prior to workshop. A credit can also be given in the amount paid for the class to use at a later date. Penumbra is not responsible for any non-refundable travel costs (such as airfare, train tickets or accommodation costs). We would advise you to consider purchasing travel insurance.

Due to the intensive nature of our workshops, we cannot offer makeup sessions outside of workshop time or in future workshops. Instructors are not required to bring students up to date during scheduled workshop time for missed days or lateness. Refunds will not be given for absences or no shows.
Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Anne Eder 2 $460
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, May 23 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Anne Eder

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The Penumbra Foundation is a non-profit photographic arts organization whose mission is to bring workshops and greater education, lectures, and events to a diverse and evolving international photographic community. Our scope spans photography from its 19th century invention to the present age.


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