Studio Workshops  –  Live and Interactive via ZOOM
•  2023 Dates TBC

This workshop can also be time-shifted for anyone unable to attend on the days it is presented, or time zone is too offset to comfortably attend in real time.

Once we have created our images, the next step is to share, publish and exhibit them.  But if you thought the capture, processing, editing and evaluation of your images was a handful, wait until you decide to present them to the world.  A whole different set of conditions arise and once again you are at the start of a new adventure. This introductory-intermediate workshop is devoted to getting your images seen, engaged with, and discussed, especially as physical prints or objects. It is also about how to support and contextualise your work, how to talk about it, how to protect it both literally and emotionally, and how to have it represent you to the best of your ability. Specific topics that have been covered in this workshop include:

Papers and File Preparation
•  The five media categories and characteristics
•  Matching media to images
•  Upscaling algorithms and resizing techniques
•  Image size, aspect ratios, and print borders
•  Sharpening images for printing
•  Exhibition prints versus editioned prints

Print Finishing and Presentation
•  To mount (frame) or not to mount (frame)
•  Substrates and surface coatings
•  Surface mounting (Diasec), overmats, and shadow boxes
•  Museum glass vs. acrylic
•  Hanging, crating and freighting works
•  Lighting: spectral quality, UV, and reflection control

Curating your own Practice
•  Developing, discussing, and supporting your work
•  Telling a story, making a point, iterating the facts
•  Stand alone images, sequencing images, and series
•  Artist statements: packaging and presenting your work
•  Text and image: titling, signing, and annotating works
•  Exhibition design, layout, and installation

Collaborating with Others
•  Soft proofing profiles and hard proofs
•  Working with pro labs and master printers
•  The art and craft of not-making
•  Commercial galleries vs. public galleries
•  Clients, patrons, artist proofs and editions
•  Representation, commissions, consignments, residencies

The workshop is broadcast live from our studio-gallery where real-world considerations are tested, evaluated and implemented. Images are printed, mounted, signed, framed, and packaged. They are sequenced, hung, lit, discussed and written about. You will work in the context of other artists, master printers, framers, curators and reviewers. This practical experience is designed to help you professionally and with confidence to present and support your work in critical and engaging ways. Video conferencing allows real time annotation, interaction, and collaboration while file and screen sharing makes it possible for everyone to work on the same design, image, text and/or strategy both simultaneously and cooperatively.

The workshop is also supported by a resource rich website including detailed course notes, videos, and images.

Venue: Interactive Broadcast from Les Walkling’s Studio, Melbourne
Duration: 7+ hours from 9.30am – 1.00pm Saturday & Sunday (AEST/AEDT)
Support: Extensive notes, videos, test forms and edited ZOOM excerpts
Class Size: Average class size of 6
Cost: AUS $330 including GST per person
More Information: See FAQ (Education)
Bookings: Email

Updated 26 November 2022