GoggleWorks: Photograms

Learn the process of creating photographic prints without a camera or film. These images are called photograms – photographic images made by placing objects directly onto the surface of photographic paper and exposing it to light. The result is a negative shadow image that varies in tone, depending on the transparency of the objects used. A limitless variety of images can be made using this technique, playing with principles of composition, texture, transparency and opacity.  Sign up in the Office of Student Activities.  Space is limited.

Start Date: 12/4/2012 7:00 pm
End Date: 12/4/2012 9:00 pm
Location: GoggleWorks
Sponsor: The Office of Student Activities
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  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
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  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
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