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Lake Effect: with Nicole Shaver
December 9, 2017

Studio 224 invited you to join us for a conversation with Nicole Shaver, printmaker and sculptor from Port Washington. She discussed why humans are attracted to shiny things, the process of hot-pressed foil and how to feel good about making art with recycled materials.

Paint the Market: Port Washington Plein Air Paint-Out
October 7, 2017

This Port Washington juried plein air painting opportunity was open to artists 18 years and older. Despite questionable weather, painters enjoyed the Port Washington Farmers Market and painted the picturesque views of the city. Prize money was awarded after the event at an Exhibition and Artist Reception. Congratulations to the winners!

Exploring Pinhole Photography
September 16, 2017

No experience was necessary for this workshop in pinhole photography. Hal Rammel guided participants through the process of building their own camera from a simple cookie tin. They used their cameras to shoot pinhole photos in downtown Port Washington and then they returned to the Studio 224 darkroom for developing and printing black & white paper negatives.

Better Smartphone Photography
September 9, 2017

Your smartphone can take great photos, but with a little editing, they can be even more special. Dale Van Minsel helped us explore Snapseed – a free app – that will greatly improve your mobile-device photos.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Early Photography in Ozaukee County
August 12, 2017

Samantha Bulgerin shared her collection of old photographs for a glimpse into the lives, history and work of several of Ozaukee County's earliest photographers.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Photography with Encaustics Workshop
August 5, 2017

Taught by Vicki Reed, this hands-on workshop offered participants the opportunity to use encaustic medium in combination with photographs to add dimension and texture to their work. Participants learned how to prepare wood panels, apply encaustics and how to incorporate their images into the work. 

Brownie Camera Workshop
July 22, 2017

During this workshop, artist in residence F. Martin Morante shared history of the Brownie Box camera and how it works. Participants ventured out to shoot photos, then processed the film. Since these cameras only take eight photographs, this activity was enjoyed by individuals or in pairs.

Vicki Richardson Reed: Encaustics
July 8, 2017

Vicki Reed gave a brief history of Encaustics – a process of using wax to create artwork – and demonstrated the basic steps in the technique of incorporating images in wax on panels or cradled wood boards. She also demonstrated how to make alcohol transfers to various papers.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Travelblogger 101: On the Road
June 10, 2017

Gallery 224 webmaster Barbara K Olson shared how her obsession with travel and photography, along with her graphic design background and mad skills at vacation planning have evolved into a book and a blog. Of course no vacation would be complete without a mimosa or two.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Thinking INSIDE the box: The Kodak Brownie Box Camera
May 13, 2017

Artist in residence F. Martin Morante shared his interest in these not so obsolete cameras. Participants learned more about their history and how they work. Made to last, these deceivingly simple cameras are underappreciated gems that show up at flea markets, antique stores and forgotten family shelves.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

April 30, 2017

Participants enjoyed a photo walk around Port Washington in celebration of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day using their pinhole cameras made at Hal Rammel's workshop (below) or their cameras from home. Some registered to display a photo or two at an exhibit at Studio 224 coming up June 3 thru July 29, 2017.

Pinhole Photography Workshop with Hal Rammel
April 29, 2017

An introductory discussion on the history and principles of pinhole photography followed by a workshop. Participants constructed their own cameras which they used to photograph around Port Washington. Some returned the following day to participate in PORT PHOTO WALK 2017 (above).

Iron & Light: The Tintype Photography of Dave Rambow
April 22, 2017

Dave Rambow is a photographer and Site Director of the H.H. Bennet Studio in Wisconsin Dells. Working out of a portable darkroom, he took us back in time to the mid-1800s and shared the history of a photographic process defined as a truly American invention – the tintype.

Sponsored by Port Washington State Bank and part of our PORT PHOTO 17 event on April 30, 2017.

Scanography: The Art of Scanning with Barbara Jean McHugh
April 15, 2017

Scanography included many ways to use a flatbed scanner to create botanical "portraits". During this presentation, Barbara gave a brief history of the origins of this medium and demonstrated the process – with stunning results.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Candid Camera: The Beginning of Personal Photography
April 8, 2017

Samantha Bulgerin – historical researcher and archivist – spoke of the rise of personal photography and its spread from professional studios into everyday life. She included some of her personal collection of thousands of images dating back as far as the 1840s.

Sponsored by Port Washington State Bank and part of our PORT PHOTO 17 event on April 30, 2017.

Exploring 3D Photography with Hal Rammel
March 18, 2017

This presentation included a hands-on opportunity to view stereoscopes from the late 1800s, Realist twin lens 3D cameras made in Milwaukee in the 1940s, and the ever-popular View-Masters of the 1950s. A discussion included the science behind how they work and how to make your own.

This presentation was part of our "Pass it Around" series.

Field Trip to the Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
February 10, 2017

We viewed and discussed 20-25 original prints by some of the greatest street & documentary photographers of the 20th Century, including Walker Evans, Saul Leiter, Lee Friedlander and many others. After about one hour, we visited Helen Levitt: In the Street, on display at the museum.

Photogram Workshop with Hal Rammel
January 28, 2017

This workshop centered on making photograms in the darkroom under an enlarger using everyday objects, scraps of paper and cloth, bits of metal and plastic, etc.

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