$65.00 per student
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Invented by Pierre Cordier in 1956, he claims chemigrams to be "most likely, the ultimate adventure of
gelatin silver bromide." Learn how to incorporate painting, drawing, and printmaking processes into
traditional silver gelatin darkroom paper through the camera-less chemigram process. Instructor Bridget
Conn will give an overview of how chemigrams work, demonstrate a variety of tools and methods to
explore mark-making, and give guidance on how to achieve control over value, texture, and even color.
All materials will be provided, but students may choose to bring their own expired photo paper and additional resist materials.
This class meets in the Sulfur Studos 2nd floor Annex and is stair access only.
Bridget Conn earned a BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University in 2000, and an MFA from the University of Georgia in 2003, focusing in photography, mixed media and installation. Having received a terminal degree at the age of 24, Bridget decided it best to move to Australia and pick fruit for a spell. After returning to the US, she taught Art at multiple colleges in Georgia and was an active member of the Stillmoreroots Group, an artist collective focused on bringing art opportunities to under-served communities.
Bridget has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, over 20 of which have been solo. These include the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, as well as venues in Thailand, Italy, Hungary and South Korea. She has been a resident at Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC, and the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest. In 2014, she was the recipient of a Regional Artist Project Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.
In 2009, Bridget moved to Asheville, NC where she taught photography at numerous venues, in addition to working as an arts writer, designer, and independent artist. Her association with the Phil Mechanic Studios Public Darkroom starting in 2009 blossomed into the creation of The Asheville Darkroom, a non-profit art educational facility which she founded in 2012 and served as Executive Director and primary instructor through May 2016. Bridget returned to Georgia in August 2016, where she now is an Assistant Professor of Art the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah. She teaches multiple forms photography, including experimental darkroom processes that are the basis for her current body of work.