Workshops: Photomedia A University of Tsukuba
We will learn about the history of photomedia (1826–1899) through practical tasks, such as making sunprints, camera obscuras, pinhole cameras.
You will acquire knowledge of popular 19th and early 20th century cameraless photomedia. You will produce a series of printed images that explore themes of society and time. The aim is to expand your philosophy regarding photographically produced images.
Generic competences: Ability to use knowledge, Communication ability, International character / Specific competences: Creativity, Comprehension, Problem Solving
Evaluation methods: 1. Detailed notebook (50%) that records experiments/activities done in class 2. Educational visual artefact (50%) for one process demonstrated. Evaluation criteria: The following are based on the quality, skill, creativity and timeliness of submissions. A+ grade will exceed basic expectations of the learning outcomes. A grade will be higher than basic expectations of the learning outcomes. B grade will meet basic expectation of the learning outcomes. C grade will be lower than the basic expectations of the learning outcomes.
This intensive class will be held on a Saturday and Sunday in September (dates will be announced on Manaba/Twins). The class will be face-to-face in two rooms (6A304 and B343). Each day will start at 10:00 and finish at 17:30. Guidance will be posted online before the first class.Cameraless photomedia 1 (e.g. Cyanotype):Cameraless photomedia 2 (e.g. Photograms/Rayographs):A blank hardbound book (minimum of 100 pages) is needed to complete the assignment. Please bring an apron (or wear old clothes) and vinyl gloves because this class will use photographic chemicals. Basic photochemical materials will be provided for classes but must be used responsibly. In addition to the designated room, students of this class will also use the faculty darkrooms. Attendance is also taken visually (e.g. photographs).
Online Course Requirement
Working in the photo studio and darkroom can be dangerous. Please respect these environments and follow instructions.
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university