terra firma is pleased to announce our brand new series of workshops!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own magazine, how to make a digital negative or to make a pinhole camera?*
Well now's your chance! Check out what's on offer below -
*Pinhole camera workshop COMING SOON
Making a magazine
An introduction into the world of magazines, publishing, design, and collaboration. Throughout this five week course we will work together as a team to create a group made publication. From idea conception, to creating content, editing and designing, you'll get to oversee the whole process, then at the end you'll have your very own printed magazine!
5 weeks - £300 (includes a copy of the magazine)
Starting 11th January 2023
Wednesday evenings 6pm-8pm
Group size 6
Requirements for the course -
Access to your own laptop, inDesign.
- Introduction into magazines alongside an in depth presentation from Terra Firma's very own Editor in Chief.
- How to structure a magazine.
- The importance of collaboration and connection.
- How to distribute and sell your magazine.
- Introduction into Adobe inDesign.
- How to select and collate images, edit text and create a visually interesting publication.
- How to design your front cover and spine.
- Collectively designing your magazine. You will then have a finished PDF that is ready for print.
Two weeks later we can meet up again and I’ll hand you all your copy of your magazine that you DESIGNED and PUBLISHED in just 5 weeks!
Send us an email at email@example.com to add your name to the list!
During this 3 week course you will get to learn a variety of alternative photographic skills and approaches.
You will be introduced to a dark room, how to handle and prepare chemicals and the magic of light sensitive paper. You'll learn historical photographic techniques as well as how to transfer iPhone images into the darkroom. All work created during this course is yours to keep, so you'll end up with a whole portfolio of new work that you have made during this course.
3 weeks - £150 (includes all materials)
Date - TBC
Location - TBC
List of materials provided in your workshop
-Dark room chemicals (developer & fixative)
-Ilford 8x10 inch photographic paper
-Sheets of acetate to make digital negatives
-Cardboard and a variety of fabrics
-Acrylic medium for image transfers
Photograms + Chemigrams
Photograms, a technique popularised by Man Ray, as a way of documenting objects in an avant-garde way.
We will create a series of Man Ray inspired images, using a variety of objects ranging in opacity, shape, form and structure.
To create Chemigrams, we will be using a mixture of different household elements, from mayonnaise to bleach, we will work together to manipulate your image to create fantastical prints that almost replicate outer space.
Image transfer technique.
With images created on the course, you will get the opportunity to transfer these from just average printer paper onto a variety of different mediums. From cardboard, to coloured paper to fabrics. It's a great way to elevate your image and bring a beautiful textural aspect to your work.
Creating digital negatives + transferring a digital image from your phone onto darkroom paper.
You'll be shown how to edit your images to prepare them to be your very own negative, these will then be printed onto acetate and you'll be shown how to print from those images.
In the second part of this workshop we will work collaboratively together to transfer images from our iPhone screens straight onto dark room paper, it's practically MAGIC!