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Coffee Photo Processing through Darkroom Printing


Programme IDAEP0620784
Programme TypeWorkshops
Recommended Size 20 - 40
Language English
Programme Format On-site
Cost $1280.00 Per session
Primary Art Form - Sub-Genre Visual Arts - Mixed Media
Student Profile Secondary Lower, Secondary Upper, JC/CI, ITE
Secondary Art Form - Sub-Genre -
Venue (where applicable)


Programme Synopsis In an era of technology and social media, images are created and distributed often for instant gratification, the process of photography is taken for granted. The advancement in photography has greatly changed the way we experience image-making. In this workshop, we invite students to step back into the “traditional” darkroom to experience this age-old yet humbling photo developing process. Traditionally, developing analog film is a careful blend of art and science, pinned together by precision using standard chemicals. With a new twist, students will explore eco-processing, a safe way to develop photos using organic developers such as coffee and even vegetables! Through this interdisciplinary workshop, students will harness their knowledge in chemistry to creatively explore image-making.
Focus Areas Acquire Skills & Knowledge, Articulate Thoughts & Ideas
Point of Emphasis Life Skills
Lesson Goal #1 Experience the process of early, alternative photography process
Lesson Goal #2 Develop creative resourcefulness and risk-taking skills in experimenting with this alternative darkroom printing process
Lesson Goal #3 Harness knowledge from science for making art

Audio/Sound System

-A room that can be darkened or a room without windows -Access to water source

The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and to promote arts appreciation amongst students.

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CoCreation Workshop

A circle of artists creating experimental art workshops to connect schools, families & communities


Tan Peiling 97775546 peiling@cocreation.sg   Visit provider page

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