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WORKSHOP: 

Layer by Layer
- Tricolor Gum Print


with Diana Bloomfield

DATES:

May 21-26TH 

LOCATION:

SAGA - Inderøy - Norway

 

 

We are very happy to introduce

Diana Bloomfield, a new instructor for NORDphotography,  and a great addition to our alternative process classes.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

Diana Bloomfield is a photographic artist and native North Carolinian, currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Specialising in 19th century photographic printing techniques, with a concentration on gum bichromate, platinum, and cyanotype processes, her images are exhibited internationally and are widely published. Diana is also a book artist, incorporating her handmade prints into one-of-a-kind books.

In our 5-day workshop, you will learn the interpretive, intuitive, and infinitely creative printing process of tri-color gum bichromate, turning your images into beautifully unique prints. This is a 19th century photographic printing process using CMYK colour separation digital negatives.

At the end of this workshop, you will leave with all the prints you have made during the week— the good, the bad, and the ugly— and maybe even the spectacular. More importantly, you will leave with a solid foundation in gum printing and an understanding of how to get the most out of this unique and interpretive handmade printing process, making it all your own.

The gum print is essentially built, layer by layer, with repeated coatings of a specific emulsion of watercolour pigment, gum arabic, and potassium dichromate, which is then brushed on watercolour paper, until a full and rich print of your image is achieved.

The print is exposed by UV light and developed in plain water. This is a user-friendly course that is appropriate for those with no prior experience in gum printing, as well as seasoned practitioners.

You will be asked to upload a selection of possible images to work on ahead of class. This is to make sure that the images you choose will give us a negatives suitable for this particular printing process.

Join Diana at NORDphotography for five days of fun and experimentation with an infinitely rewarding and creative printing process. Once you experience the joy and beauty of gum printing, you will never be the same.

Diana Bloomfield is such a talented Gum Bichromate photographer! As a teacher she is clear, concise, and very giving of her time. Diana provided a personally developed perspective and approach. Here is a wonderful workshop! - Mariana Bartolomeo

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 16.000,- (deposit NOK 4.000,-).

The tuition includes paper, materials and chemistry

The tuition does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later than one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner. 
 
International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 6 % of the amount paid that will be added to the invoice. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount, and make sure this fee is not subtracted from the tuition feepayment.

 

For Norwegian invoices, which is sent to your e-mail, there will be an invoice fee added to the invoice of NOK 8,-. If you want the invoice sent via EFH the fee is: NOK 11,-. For regular post: NOK 32,-.  
 

SAGA / ACCOMMODATION:

The workshop takes place at our creative center SAGA in Norway.
Saga is a creative retreat center, with large spacious rooms, a homely atmosphere, an outdoor sauna, swimming dock and beautiful nature right outside the door. The stress of day to day life is left behind when you enter our center, so you can focus all your energy on expanding your creative talent and adopting new skills. SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organise alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range. 

​There are single beds in all of SAGA’s hotel rooms. We hope that most participants are open to share hotel rooms with one other participant (of the same gender) during your stay at SAGA. This way we can house the whole class at our hotel. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop. If you prefer a single room, let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we have no other person of your gender who opted for shared accommodation, we will offer you a single room. 

MEALS:
Saga is known for its fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay is included in the accommodation fee.

 

If you are not staying at our hotel you can still be part of the meal plan.

Meal Plan: breakfast, varm lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit pr day: Nok 660,-.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. There are one restaurant in walking distance to SAGA, and several in driving distance.

 

Saga has a full liquor license.

PRICE ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS:

Shared Twin-room: NOK 1.460,- per person pr night. 

 

The price includes: 

- shared double room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a free session in Saga Sauna.

Dinner is not included in the accommodation cost. 

 

To get a shared Twin-room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that can share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below. 

Private room: NOK 1.760,- per night.

 

The price includes: 

- a private room

- healthy breakfast

- warm home-cocked lunch

- coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay

- a session in Saga Sauna.

Dinner is not included in the accommodation cost. 

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart. SAGA accept Visa and MasterCard. 

GETTING TO THE LOCATION: 

By Plane: 

The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA. 

 

Estimated travel time to SAGA from (Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA): Oslo: 2 hours / Bodø: 2 hours / Copenhagen: 3 hours / Stockholm: 3 hours / New York: 12 hours (NYC+Oslo+Trondheim)

 

By Train: 

You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA. Estimated travel time to Røra by train from: Oslo: 9 hours / Trondheim: 2 hours / Bodø: 9.5 hours / Storlien (Sweden): 3.5 hours. For the local train schedule see: vy.no

By Car: 

Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Straumen.

Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.

WORKSHOP TUITION:
NOK 16.000,- 

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Deposit: NOK 4.000,-
 

Se payment details in the workshop description.

The amount is listed in Norwegian Kroner (NOK)

 

REGISTRATION ON OUR COURSES ARE BINDING!

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed on. The confirmation will happen no later than a month before the workshop start. 

We recommend everyone who travels to have travel insurance. 

For our cancelation rules and withdrawal and refund policy, scroll to the end of the description and read the info in the blue banners.

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

The workshop starts on the evening of the 21TH of May at 19:00 (7PM). 

WHEN TO DEPART:

The workshop ends after lunch

on the 26TH of May at 13:00 (1PM).

WHAT TO BRING:
You will be asked to upload a selection of possible images to work on ahead of class. This is to make sure that the images you choose will give us a negatives suitable for this particular printing process.

You should bring an apron, and clothes and shoes you do not mind getting chemistry stains on. Protective eyewear, 

and gloves we will supply. 

If you react to chemistry smell, you might want to bring a chemistry mask. However our chemistry lab at SAGA has great ventilation. 

ABOUT

DIANA BLOOMFIELD:

Diana’s work has been internationally exhibited and widely published.

Specializing in 19th century historic printing techniques, Her images have been included in a number of books and Diana’s art is also in the permanent collections of the Norton Museum of Art, located in West Palm Beach, Florida; the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico; in the Collection at Montefiore Einstein, located in White Plains, New York; and in NC State University’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.

 

She is represented by The Cardinal Gallery, located in Toronto, Canada

Withdrawal and refund policy: 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Enrolment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies: Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition. NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies.

Cancelation Rules:

We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund. NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. 

Instructor Replacement:

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It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.

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