Williamsport, Pa. — An opportunity to work with 19th-century printing is coming to the Williamsport area.
Factory Works Photo Lab will offer a workshop on gum bichromate led by Beth Dombkowski. Beth Dombkowski is an experienced gallerist and photographer from Philadelphia.
The class will take place on April 2, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost of the class is $100. All supplies are included. Factory Works Photo Lab is located at Studio 9-206 in the Pajama Factory.
Gum bichromate printing uses digital negatives created from a source photograph to create a print using sunlight, water, and paper that has been pre-treated with certain substances — usually the tree sap known as gum arabic.
Each participant will take home a 16×20 inch gum-bichromate print. Participants should bring an 8×10″ printed copy of the image to be converted into a gum bichromate.
There are limited spaces available for this workshop. Once all spots are taken, the lab won’t be able to take on additional participants. To sign up or ask questions about the workshop, please email [email protected].
Wanderlife Gallery is owned by Dombkowski, a South Philadelphia art gallery that focuses on original photography, drawings, and prints. It also examines the relationship between visual and written arts, as well as the work of those who are interested in the idea of place.
She holds a BFA (Studio Art) from Moore College of Art + Design and an MS (Art Administration) from Drexel University. Additionally, she has an MFA (Creative Nonfiction) from Cedar Crest College.