Clarksville, TN – Artist Beverly Parker will teach participants how to print Polaroid Transfers in the September First Saturday Workshop offered by the Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.
Parker, whose works are collected by regional institutions as well as private individuals, is donating from her own cache of Polaroid film, no longer manufactured, so that workshoppers can produce a piece of art using material that will soon be unavailable to artists.Polaroid Transfers process is an alternative photography process where Polaroid film is exposed using a Vivitar instant slide printer and a slide.
When exposed, the Polaroid film is pulled apart, put on watercolor paper and “rubbed and rolled” onto the paper.
When lifted, the image left is a lovely, painterly image that can be left as is or manipulated further with watercolor paints or colored pencils.
The Polaroid film is approximately 4 inches by 5 inches, so the images produced will be small and quite intimate. Each student will leave with at least two images with mats, ready to be framed.
Workshop participants may bring their own slides of favorite scenes, or Parker will provide slides from her collection of Clarksville landmarks and still lifes. For best results slides should include bright colors set against a dark background. They can be detailed, but more detail means less definition to image.
Also, students need to bring a rolling pin and a wooden or metal spoon about the size of a tablespoon. Parker will provide the film, paper, watercolors, mats and colored pencils.
The September 7th workshop will be held above Hodgepodge at 124 Strawberry Alley from 9:00am to noon. Cost of the workshop is $35.00.
Registration for the Polaroid Transfers Workshop can be completed online at www.artsandheritage.us, through emailing or telephoning 931.551.8870.