The museum will be closed May 29th – 31st to install our upcoming exhibitions, featuring the work of  Rolls & Tubes Collective, Fern Nesson and Photosynthesis opening to the public Thursday June 1st!  Join us in celebrating these artists at our Reception Friday June 2nd from 6 to 8pm

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Foraging and Plant Based Printing Workshop – Anthotypes (1 Saturday in person session plus follow up zoom)

August 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Blackberry anthotype print of moths

Anthotypes are a nineteenth century process discovered by Sir John Herschel. The innate light sensitivity of plants can be harnessed to produce photographic images that do not require any sort of chemical development or a traditional darkroom. It is a very romantic and delicately nuanced process, and images may be rendered in a range of pastel or vibrant colors. The methods of extracting and coating plant emulsions onto watercolor papers will be demonstrated, as well as how to set up, expose, and assess exposures.


A presentation on history of the process and contemporary practitioners will be followed by foraging the museum grounds for materials, making emulsions, and coating papers. How to create appropriate digital transparencies for this process will be discussed and set up for exposure will be demonstrated. Participants will take coated papers home to set up and expose and we will meet via zoom to discuss everyone’s results in one week.  Sponsored by Hahnemühle.

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Date:            Saturday August 20, 2022 plus follow up zoom on Monday eve Aug 29th

Time:          9 am – 12 pm EST

Location:     Griffin Museum of Photography (In Person)
Level:           Open

 Participants:  maximum:12

Course Cost: $125 members / $175 non-members plus $10 materials fee



About the Instructor:

image of Anne EderAnne Eder is an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in photography, sculpture, and fiction writing. She has been internationally exhibited, awarded, and published, including multiple Julia Margaret Cameron awards in alternative process photography. She is currently faculty at Harvard University, Penumbra Foundation, and is guest faculty at Princeton University, co-teaching with Guggenheim fellow, Deana Lawson. She holds a master’s degree in Photography and Integrated Media from Lesley University College of Art and Design where she studied with Christopher James. Much of her work is experimental and research based, combining historic processes, science, and contemporary conceptual thinking.


Throughout her career she has been an advocate for increased access to the arts, cofounding and operating artist run galleries and programming in the Philadelphia metro area, and the creation of public art is a dedicated part of her practice. She lives in Boston writing fairy tales and catering to her fabulous chihuahua, The Brain.

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August 20, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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