Polaroid Lift Alternative Photography Workshop

Take pictures with a retro Polaroid 600 camera, then transfer the image to paper.

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 4     label £120

In this 3.5-hour workshop with photographic artist Catriona Grey, you'll learn in a small group how to make creative and surprising images using Polaroid film, water, and paper.

Throughout the class, Catriona will guide you and a small group of fellow participants as you delve into the world of manipulating the delicate emulsion in water. Don't worry if you're new to this process—the warm and uplifting teaching style will alleviate any fears and provide you with the support and guidance you need.

The workshop will provide a mindful and enjoyable environment where you can explore your creativity and exercise your fine skills and patience! You'll gain hands-on experience in using Polaroid cameras and film, learning all the tricks of this tricky technique, using only scissors, water, and a paintbrush. Along the way, you'll discover the joy of accepting flaws, making mistakes, and enjoying the meditative experience!

By the end of the workshop, you'll leave with a collection of your own unique creations, each one a testament to your newfound skills and creativity. With the guidance and expertise of Catriona Grey, you'll not only learn how to create mesmerising images but also embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery through the art of alternative photography.

All materials supplied, you will be able to make up to 6 images.

You will love this if you're into:

  • Photography
  • Vintage cameras
  • Having a new hands-on creative experience.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
A series of small prints to take home.
What to bring
Interesting thick paper or pieces of wood or glass, if you'd like to!

Darkroom London - London, England

Unit 10, Burmarsh Workshops

Polaroid Lift Alternative Photography Workshop location
Your teacher

Hi, I'm Catriona, I teach experimental and hands-on photography techniques. Embrace the hand-made, the tactile, the happy accidents, the goop, make actual THINGS.

All classes are small and run in a wonderful space in Camden, at Darkroom London.

I teach Polaroid lift, Chemigrams, Liquid Emulsion, Caffenol darkroom.

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