RE: 6th Grader Alt-Process Recommendation

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;>
Date: 03/07/04-11:00:20 PM Z
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D. Mark...

I did a workshop for kids in that range, from 9-14 years of age. We
had several old Polaroid pack cameras (via ebay.. I like the 250) and
Polaroid 665. You can then adjust the negative processing to
accomodate either cyanotypes or VDB. We used small pieces of plywood,
a towel for padding, two small "A" clamps, and a sheet of plexiglas
for a contact frame. Helix has the best price on 665 film $9.25 for a
box of ten.

Most of the "smart ones" got wildly creative, but most just enjoyed a
portrait their buddies took. We had to have about two or three
assistants with the 24 schoolkids.

I think the pinhole project is equally viable.

Your mileage may vary.


-----Original Message-----
From: D. Mark Andrews []
Sent: Sun 3/7/2004 10:20 PM
Subject: 6th Grader Alt-Process Recommendation
I am looking for a alt-process project recommendation for a class of
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
but individual projects will work as well. The project also can't be
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.


Received on Sun Mar 7 23:07:20 2004

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