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Promoting public interest and participation in the arts since 1961.

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Gualala Arts Workshop
Polaroid Image Transfers
Instructor: Barbara Smith

Saturday - Sunday
March 1 - 2, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Barbara Smith Apples
Register by:   February 15, 2008
Tuition:   Members: $200 (one day only $125)
Non-members: $225 (one day only $135)
Materials fee:   $15
Requisites:   Day 1: Students must provide 8 to 24 of
their favorite 35mm slides or 4x6 prints
Day 2: Bring laptop computer with Photoshop
or Photoshop Elements and beginner's
knowledge of how to use
Class size:   minimum 6; maximum 12

Even if you have little or no experience in photography, you'll find the process of making Polaroid image transfers to be simple and fun... and you'll come away with some beautiful fine art pieces worthy of display or giving as gifts.

Barbara Smith White Irises Barbara Smith Apples Polaroid image transfer is the process of prematurely peeling apart a Polacolor print, discarding the positive and transferring the negative onto a non-photographic surface called a receptor sheet. This creates a subtly textured 3"x4" image reminiscent of an ancient fresco with an ethereal quality that transcends the ordinary photograph.

We'll spend Day 1 making transfers. On Day 2, we'll scan your favorite transfers, format them in Photoshop and print them on beautiful art paper to create unique greeting cards, booklets and/or fine art prints.

You'll take home your original artwork, as many projects as you have time to complete, and digital scans from which you can make as many additional copies as you like.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.