Transform your photographs into unique works of art, communicate your vision, and deepen your experience of witnessing the world around you.
The camera is an amazing tool for gathering information. However, it is the photographer who sees, feels, wonders, creates and shares.
By spending extra time with any image beyond the camera, we enter into a conversation with the subject that inevitably leads to the creation of a new, more alive version of the image, one infused with personality and spirit.
During our time together at Emandal, we’ll create finished original artworks to be treasured for years to come. We’ll start by making a set of small, elegant photo transfer prints on fine art paper, from your own photographs. Then, we’ll practice enhancing the images with watercolors, pencils and chalk pastels.
Exploratory walks on the beautiful farm and along the banks ofthe Eel River will give us the perfect opportunity to follow the muse with our cameras.
Optional breakout sessions will be available from time to time for those interested in discussing digital techniques or simply comparing notes and ideas.
This workshop is an introduction to the art ofblending photography and painting.Like magic, every image can take on a new life of it’s own, and through our art process, we grow along with them.
Additional Supply Fee:
$55 Includes: A set of fine art image films, for transferring then painting, custom made by me, in advance of the workshop, from your photo files. *Guidelines for sending your images to me, electronically, will be sent separately after you’ve registered. Images must be received by me by May 15th. Fine art paper to use for printing. Use of supplied, shared art materials.
Additional Supplies Participants Must Bring to the Workshop:
Apron or messy clothes
A smooth surfaced clipboard, standard letter paper size or larger
A roll of masking tape
A pair of scissors
Pint size canning jar with lid.
A plastic card such as hotel room “key” or similar card.
Your camera (or smartphone/camera), camera battery charger, enough memory card space, your camera manual.
A stiff mailing envelope or slim box, 8×10 inches or larger for packaging your prints to take home.
If you already own watercolors, dry pastels or brushes, do bring them along (make sure they are marked with your name)! *The materials fee is primarily for prints, so will still apply.
Any specialty or art papers you may already own, in sheet sizes at least 5×7 inches. These can include pages from old books, sheet music, etc
About the Instructor
Always beginning with a camera in hand, Amy combines traditional, digital, and hand painting techniques to create images that reach far beyond the realm of photography.
A full time artist for over thirty years, Amy’s experience includes fine art photography, commercial photography, documentary photo essay, portraiture, graphic art, art photography instruction, and travel photography.
Originally from California, today Amy lives in British Columbia.
1) I have had the pleasure of taking several workshops with Amy Melious. She is a talented artist and an excellent teacher with extensive knowledge and expertise which she generously shares with her students. Amy has a special ability to inspire others, offering detailed and insightful attention to each participant as she guides them gently in their own process of creative expression.-E. de Sousa
2) Amy’s workshops go above and beyond. She is incredibly generous, creative, skillful and organized. Her deep caring and wisdom hold an inspired space for personal artistic exploration. -S.Macdonald
3) Amy is a wealth of creative information and provided clear instruction and generous support throughout very full and inspiring days. – B. Siegele