Sunday, June 16, 2024

Mindful Photography Workshop

tue06aug11:00 amtue4:00 pmMindful Photography Workshop11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA Event Organized ByRBSA Gallery

Event Details

Mindful Photography Workshop: Connecting to your environment through photography, the art of noticing
with Amber Banks Brumby GRBSA
A mindful photography session. Make connections with nature and sense of place and feel present through the practice of photography. The day will include a run down on how to make the most of your camera, cyanotype prints using nature, a mindful walk and a group pop up exhibition focusing on sequencing and narrative.
Age group and abilities to be taught

18 years and above
Suitable for all abilities

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught

Mindfulness and feeling present through the practice of photography
Further camera knowledge
Alternative photography processes without a camera
Sequencing and narrative

Course outline for Abstract Screenprint on Paper Workshop
Morning activity

Small talk on Amber’s practice and an introduction to how photography is a tool to feel present and to notice the world around you.
Participants go out and pick up one element of nature to make cyanotype prints with – this will be exposed for the majority of the day.
Lesson on how to make the most of your camera.
Guided walk – participants make photos feeling present in the space, noticing the unnoticed
Late lunch – 13:30 – 14:10.

Afternoon activity

Introduction to sequencing and narrative.
Participants choose 3 photos to print on laser/ink jet printer – curate as a group and discuss outcomes.

Materials and equipment required by workshop students

A camera that you can take off auto (e.g. DSLR)
A folder to take prints home in

Materials and equipment provided

Cutting mats
Disposable gloves and aprons
Paper for drawing and printing
Screen printing equipment
Pre-mixed water based inks in basic colours: red, blue, yellow, orange, green, brown, turquoise, and magenta

Methods of assessing outcomes

Light sensitive paper

Booking information

To book please visit the RBSA Gallery website and click ‘workshops’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, please call the Gallery on 0121 236 4353 during opening hours Tues-Sat 10.30am – 5pm. Bookings can also be made in person at the Gallery. Payment in full is required at the time of booking to secure a place.
Payments can be made by card online, by card over the phone, and by cash/card at the Gallery.
Places are limited to 10 people per workshop unless stated otherwise. Allocation will take place on a first-come first-served basis.
Please inform the RBSA Gallery when booking of any health conditions or additional needs as some workshops might not be suitable.
A valid student ID must be provided to receive a student discount.

Cancellation Policy

If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund.
Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery.
In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Copyright

We welcome bookings from people attending for Continual Professional Development (CPD). However, our workshops are not designed as CPD. If your employer is paying for the course or you require more details about what you expect from the course, please contact the Gallery in advance before booking.
The workshop content and any information provided (e.g. handouts, guidance notes, etc.) are the intellectual property of the artist delivering the workshop. They should not be used or reproduced without permission from the artist (e.g. copying handouts to use in any classes workshop attendees might deliver themselves afterwards).

Other information

The workshop will take place in the RBSA Gallery, floor 1. The space will be closed to visitors and will only be used by workshop attendees. However, staff and volunteers will need to walk through the space at various points in the day to access the staff office, which is located on the same floor.
Attendees can leave their materials in the workshop space during their breaks but the RBSA will not be responsible for any loss or damages.
Please bring a packed lunch. Alternatively, there are a number of cafés and sandwich shops within walking distance of the Gallery.
Please bring an old shirt or apron to help protect your clothing.
The continuous redevelopment work in the city centre has caused increased traffic, delays, and diversions in and around the City Centre. Therefore, please allow yourself plenty of travel time, plan your route, and check your parking arrangements.
If you are travelling by car, please ensure your car is clean air zone compliant, or charges may occur.

The RBSA Gallery is open on: Tuesday – Saturday. Opening hours are 10.30am – 5.00pm. Plus Sunday (summer months) 11.00am – 4.00pm



August 6, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

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