Photo Transfer: Image and Memory

with Keegan Luttrell

In this workshop we will explore the materials and various methods used to make successful image transfers. Image transfers have a beautiful, ethereal quality and can be used in a multitude of art applications.

We will learn several photo transferring techniques, including solvent, acrylic and transparency alcohol transfers. Exploring several ways to reproduce an image will allow participants to layer, collage and draw into their experiments. We will also take a look at how to transfer onto a variety of materials.

Additionally we will examine conceptual approaches to the idea of image replication in relation to the concept of memory. Through class discussions and examining artists whose work looks at personal and public notions of memory, memory as a trace, and memory in connection to place, participants will be inspired to incorporate new ways of thinking in combination with the introduced techniques.

Participants will leave with the knowledge to continue experimenting with image transfers in their own artwork as well as a conceptual framework to explore artistic notions of memory. 

  • Course Schedule: January 9 - 30, 2018
    • 4 x on Tuesday from 6-9 pm
    • 1 x Field-Trip visiting galleries. January 27, 12-2pm.
  • Location: Berlin Drawing Room
  • Cost: 140 Euros 
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  • Materials: Materials specific to the photo-transfer techniques will be provided, as well as some general art supplies. Students will bring own source material and individual project material. On the first class we will discuss materials.

Photo Transfer Salon

with Keegan Luttrell

Join us for an evening of art making in a laid back studio setting. Photo transfer is an accessible mixed media technique that can produce beautiful and layered results when combined with watercolor or acrylic paint. Using a non-toxic solvent, Keegan will guide the class step by step through the image transfer technique. Each student will have a unique image that can then be painted over to create a finished work. 

All materials are included, however you are welcome to bring your own xerox images. We will start off with a complementary glass of Prosecco to get the creative juices flowing! 

Upcoming Dates:
Please inquire. 
Also available for private groups.

Cost: 43 Euro (includes all materials and a glass of Prosecco)

It is a very interesting experience were you push yourself to create an art piece, even from everyday objects, reaching surprising results. Mira O’Brien is a very talented artist and instructor with a lot experience that will help you to think about other artistic points of view.
I’m already looking forward for the next workshop at Berlin Drawing Room.
— Miguel C. (Mixed Media Workshop, 2015)
I truly enjoyed every part of the workshop! The combination of simple assignments with presentations on historical backgrounds and contemporary art, and discussions through all classes, almost automatically lead to creating and understanding the process of developing more complex projects, and eventually our final project.
— Wiesje B. (Mixed Media Workshop, 2016)
My second workshop after painting, and I enjoyed both of them so much. Wonderful group of people, and I really like the balance in the class of instruction, looking at other paintings for inspiration, and working on our own projects. The assignments themselves are also thought provoking and meaningful, and it is always fascinating to see how different each work is, though we start with the same framework of the assignment. I’m really looking forward to continuing in the fall!
— Mayumi K. (Mixed Media, 2014)