Participants of HOP will explore and experiment with alternative photography techniques in an interactive and engaging group setting. HOP activities are designed for anyone eager to learn more about film photography and creative processes in the darkroom. At the end of day, we hope to inspire and nurture each participant’s unique vision and artistic development.

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01 Cyanotype: The Art of Sun Printing

Pick up one of the oldest forms of printmaking, invented more than 150 years ago and first used by biologists to document their botanical discoveries. See how a combination of science, nature and art can
produce some of the most beautiful and sublime images.

Duration: 2 Hours

Workshop Fee: 25 SGD

Maximum capacity: 20

Materials and equipment will be provided.

 


 

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02 Shooting and Developing Film Negatives

Slow down and enjoy the art of shooting and developing film negatives in a darkroom! Come with your film camera, shoot a roll of film, and learn step-by-step the various processes involved in developing the black & white negatives.

Duration: 3 Hours

Workshop Fee: 40 SGD

Maximum capacity: 8

Materials and equipment will be provided.

 


 

03 A Crash Course to Darkroom from-celluloid-to-print-partii
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Do you have old black & white negatives lying around at home? We want them! Join us as we develop old memories from your very own negatives through darkroom printing techniques. From contact sheets to the final print, bring those old family trips or portraits back to life.

Duration: 3 Hours

Workshop Fee: 40 SGD

Maximum capacity: 4 per session

Materials and equipment will be provided. Participants to bring developed black & white negative film.

 


 

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04 Introduction to Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Take instant photography beyond your regular neoprint or polaroid.
The sky is the limit as you can manipulate your instant image on paper! Experiment hands-on with various analogue cameras that produce large instant prints. Explore the various transformations of a photograph by combining it with illustration or collage.

Duration: 2 Hours

Workshop Fee: 35 SGD

Maximum capacity: 8

Materials and equipment will be provided.

 


 

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05 Photogram-Making: X-ray Eyes and Shadow Play

The photogram represents a unique art form requiring only the action of light on a photosensitive substrate. Make your very own camera-less creations by bringing your own items or picking from ours.

Duration: 2 Hours

Workshop Fee: 30 SGD

Maximum capacity: 8

Materials and equipment will be provided.

 


 

pinhole-photography06 Fun with Pinhole Photography

Learn how a technique originally invented in the 19th century to produce scientific records of natural objects was rediscovered as a means of artistic expression. Create images with the simple technology of a pinhole and a recycled container.

Duration: 3 Hours

Workshop Fee: 30 SGD

Maximum capacity: 8

Materials and equipment will be provided.

 



07 Vintage Printing: Vandyke Brown

Learn the basics of Vandyke Brown printing, a derivative of iron-silver print processes from 1842. One of the easiest photo printing technique without the use of a darkroom.

Duration: 2 hours

Workshop Fee: 40 SGD

Max Capacity: 20

Materials and equipment will be provided.


08 Tri-Colour Printing: Gum Bichromate

Have fun experimenting with a 19th century photographic printing process called Gum Bichromate! Combine three layers of watercolour to create your own painterly prints.

Duration: 4 hours

Workshop Fee: 60 SGD

Max Capacity: 10

Materials and equipment will be provided.