Handmade Lenses and Alternative Photo Processes

June 18th - June 22nd
Gigi Gatewood , Amy Lemaire |

Combining flameworking with alternative photo processes, this experimental workshop aims to explore the relationship between object and image to achieve unexpected outcomes. We will explore optics and distortion while creating unique images, projections, videos, and objects by utilizing handmade, flame-worked lenses together with digital photography and photographic processes such as cyanotypes. Working in the flame studio and cold shop, we will explore a variety of methods for creating glass lenses. Putting our lenses to use, students will create cyanotypes, and explore optics with experimental digital photography. The workshop will culminate with a group discussion reviewing the images made and examining the functionality of the lenses themselves as art objects.

No previous experience with glass or photography is necessary. Please bring your camera(s) to class on the first day.

Gigi Gatewood and Amy Lemaire
Intensive | 5 sessions 
June 18 - 22, 6:00 - 10:00pm

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: June 18 — June 22
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Gigi Gatewood

Gigi Gatewood is an artist born in Buffalo and based in Hudson, NY. After receiving an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), she spent a year in Trinidad and Tobago (2011) as a William J. Fulbright Fellow researching and photographing the islands’ complex spiritual landscape.

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Visiting Artist, Instructor

Amy Lemaire

Studio Residency: 2018

Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she studied painting and contemporary art. 

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