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7079 Hwy 83 N, Condon MT 59826
July 17-22nd, 2016

Imaginative Explorations with Vellum, Precious Metals, Gesso and More

You gotta love how photography constantly morphs, presenting new ways to combine hardware, materials and methods. In this workshop you’ll dive headfirst into the magical world of translucent paper, hand-applied gold leaf, palladium leaf, silver leaf, gesso and more — all combined with archival inkjet printing. Learn how to create prints with the look, feel and intrigue of handmade prints without the expense and hassle of a wet darkroom. Combine the best of archival inkjet printing with the charm of the handmade print!

Explore the beauty and intrigue of translucent papers.
Discover tantalizing ways to blend gold, palladium and other metals. 
Experience the joy of hand-applied gesso, making your highlights glow.
Brushing, grinding, and rubbing will become your new go-to skills.
Grasp easy but powerful Photoshop skills to fine-tune your images.
Learn how to identify image problems before you hit Print. Dan’s “diagnose and treat” approach will save you time, paper and disappointment, as you learn how to make prints you’ll be proud to display, share and sell.

This workshop lets you bask in the hand-applied world of voluptuous paper, magical precious metals, mica powders, archival varnish and opaque gesso to create lasting works of art. Field trips to visually rich locations will let you make new images to express with your freshly minted printing skills! 

A lab fee will be charged to cover the papers, precious metals and other neat stuff used in this printing-intensive workshop.

Participants should bring a laptop with Photoshop installed (CS6 or later). Make sure you have enough RAM, storage space, etc. so Photoshop runs smoothly. Also bring a thumb drive (4GB or larger recommended) for easy transfer of images as we print them. Don’t forget all your chargers and cables too. 
Be sure to bring a camera so you can make new photos during class. This can be any digital camera from an iPhone to a bulky dSLR. Be sure to pack memory card readers too.
Please bring an 11” X 14” portfolio box for safe transport of your finished prints. A “Preparing for Class” letter with more details will be sent to participants shortly before class. Remember, both color and monochromatic images benefit from these exciting printing techniques.

About the Instructor

Dan Burkholder has a long history of inventing, exploring, teaching and exhibiting the next great thing in imaging. His book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2012), is the universe’s most comprehensive and fun how-to book for iPhone photographers. His poignant monograph, The Color of Loss (University of Texas Press, 2008), intimately documented the flooded interiors of post-Katrina New Orleans. Dan earned his B.A. and Master’s degrees in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His platinum/palladium and inkjet prints are included in private and public collections internationally. Dan’s web site is

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Inkjet Printing in an Alternate Universe
With Dan Burkholder
​August 1-6
Registration Deadline: July 1 , 2021
Workshop Fee:
(does not include food & lodging)

Save up to 25% off tuition with a combination of any 2 of the following discounts:

Early Bird Discount: 
An early registration by  
April 30, 2021
 qualifies for a 15% discount on your workshop tuition.

Back to Back Discount:
Register and attend two classes consecutively and  receive a 10% discount off the second weeks tuition

Bring a Friend Discount 10% off available when you both sign up for the same workshop.