Re: 6th Grader Alt-Process Recommendation

From: Janet Neuhauser ^lt;>
Date: 03/07/04-09:51:31 PM Z
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Hi Mark,

I did Oatmeal Pinhole Cameras with 75 sixth graders and it was a great
success. They brought the oatmeal boxes, we exposed with regular photo paper
and set up a darkroom in a closet with a clamplamp and a few trays. Six of
them could squeeze in at a time with me. They made paper negatives then
contact prints. We did this at a very primitive camp for two days. I'm
thinking for an alt slant you could scan the pinhole negatives and print them
out out on vellum and contact print on cyanotype. I made cyanotype photograms
with the same group as fifth graders and they liked it but they loved the
pinhole cameras alot more. I have also made soda can pinhole cameras with kids
this age with success.

Let me know if you want more information.

Janet Neuhauser

"D. Mark Andrews" wrote:

> I am looking for a alt-process project recommendation for a class of 6th
> graders. Does anyone on the list have any experience with this age group or
> ideas? Ideally the project would be something the class could do as a group,
> but individual projects will work as well. The project also can't be overly
> time consuming--under 15 hours or so total.
> I was thinking of Cyanotype photograms, but they didn't sound all that
> exciting to my sixth grader.
> Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.
> Mark
Received on Sun Mar 7 21:51:38 2004

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