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Kate Breakey
The Hand Colored Photograph

November 10th - 14th, 2022


$120 material fee

Workshop size: 12 people

The workshop is full, sign up for our waiting list.

Beginning in the 19th century  the earliest photographs were often tinted with paint, to make them more ‘life-like’. After the advent of color film in the 1950’s this was no longer necessary,  so hand-coloring photographs became an interpretive, expressive art form, to making photographs more compelling and unique. 


In this workshop, you will be introduced to some digital techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop and output images on a variety of papers. You will be instructed  in the application of oil paints, pigments, pencils, and inks or pastels in combination, to extend your photographic image.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.  I hope to inspire you to explore and experiment with a variety of materials and techniques and to find your own creative process.  Photography is a magical process, but the ‘hands on’ aspect of applying pigment, is not only fun, it is a meditation on the joy of making something that comes from somewhere within. 


This class is limited to 12 participants.  Each day will consist of short  slide shows, demonstrations, and supervised studio time with lots of individual  one-on-one guidance.


When you sign up for this  workshop you will receive a letter with FAQ’s and a list of what to bring.  The Materials fee includes all but a few items which you will need to bring.  There will be an assistant to help with the printing.  A rudimentary knowledge of Lightroom and Photoshop is preferable but not required.

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Curious Camera
Submissions open - Spring 2023

Start your creative process for our 11th Curious Camera event. Submissions will be open to artists from Tucson and around the world. The categories include images created using a variety of tools and techniques.  Make you art with toy cameras, anything with a plastic lens, pinhole, vintage film cameras, instant cameras, transfers, and alternative printing processes. Get to work now. No procrastinating because we want you to be part of the fun. We will be announcing the prizes at a later date. The top three winners will also receive a trophy .. how cool is that.

For your well-being

We require all guests be fully vaccinated before joining any event; face coverings are optional. We strongly recommend guests wear face coverings while on shared transportation.

Booking policies

We strongly encourage guests to purchase their own travel insurance, including medical

coverage, evacuation insurance, and trip cancellation or trip interruption coverage.


Once the workshop is called a “Go”, participants will receive a notification; at this time you

may book your travel accommodations


  • Withdrawal 60 days prior to the start date of your workshop - 100% refund minus a $30 service fee.

  • Withdrawal 30 prior to the start date of the workshop - 50% refund minus a $30 service fee.

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