Laboratory of light

Recommended age: children from 12 years old, adults.

Number of participants: from 5 to 15

Duration: 60 minutes

Carelessly push the button, tap on the screen and share it on social network – that is all of effort needed these days and the world now is filled with infinite number of digital photos. No doubt, that is amazing, but why shouldn’t we to try to create something original and unique? In this workshop, you will try out authentic real photography technology in museum’s studio and laboratory of light. By using our made pinhole type cameras on photosensitive paper, we will create unique photos and develop them in laboratory. The results and extraordinary practice will create an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Price: children – 2 Euro, adults – 4 Euro

Blue sun postcards

Recommended age: pre-school children, 1 – 12 grade students, adults.

Number of participants: from 5 to 15

Duration: 60 minutes

It seems impossible, that to make a photo of a simple paper, with a layer of special mixture and sunlight is enough, but this photography technique is known even from the middle of 19th century and it is called cyanotype.

Visit Photography museum and try cyanotype process by yourself! After making a photosensitive paper with our prepared tools and an image composed on it, you will observe how in a daylight it becomes a blue color photo print. Created postcards can be taken with yourself or sent to someone via museum’s mailbox.

Price: children – 2 Euro, adults – 4 Euro

PHOTOGRAM – drama of shadow imagery

Recommended age: pre-school children, 1 – 12 grade students, adults.

Number of participants: from 5 to 30

Duration: 60 minutes

If you were invited to take some photos without a camera, what would you think? Would you agree? Or would you say that is impossible? We invite you to see for yourself that taking photos without a camera is a real, interesting and unpredictable experience!

In this activity, you will be making photograms in the dark laboratory, lightened by a red color only. Photogram is one of the oldest and the simplest forms of photography. It is an image of object`s shadow placed on sensitive photographic paper, obtained without a camera. You will be creating the moment you start laying compositions on photosensitive paper from many objects, which you will find in the laboratory. You may also bring your own materials or items, this way, your photogram will be more individualistic. After you are satisfied with the composition, your work will be illuminated with the direct light and exposed using special chemicals. That`s how an image without camera appears! Then, you may to show it to others and tell everything about it.

Price: children – 2 Euro, for adults – 4 Euro

Photographer`s assistant

Recommended age: children from 12 years old, adults.

Number of participants: from 5 to 15

Duration: 60 minutes

Photographer is the master of photo studio. Here he explores light, creates subtle relationship with a model, by skillfully adjusting the light, a photographer brings static objects to life. To control the light is not an easy task, but it is very interesting. Photographer knows many lightning techniques and effects that is created by light and use them practically in his work.

In this workshop, you will get to know standard lightning scheme, professional studio equipment and you will try to work in the studio yourself. After the workshop, you may print out your photo or copy it to the portable memory card.

Price: children – 2 Euro, adults – 4 Euro

Photography club in museum

Recommended age: from 12 to 18 years old.

Number of participants: from 5 to 15

Everyone, interested in photography, is welcome to participate in Photography Museum club Studija organized workshops. Here you will learn how to use professional photography equipment and work with studio hardware by taking practical training of various photography procedures, such as: development and printing films in photographic laboratory, cyanotype, pinhole and other techniques. Also, you will learn about photography and the history in technological development of photography. Workshop participants may engage with Photography Museum and exhibition activities as well, to see and learn about authentic photography techniques, artistic values and visit present exhibitions and events in Photography museum for free. At the end of a school year, all workshop participants may organize exhibition of their works in Studija. Not so long ago, Photography Museum in Šiauliai has been reconstructed and now it is one and only museum in Lithuania, which specializes in photography technology and art. Museum space is creative and multifunctional –modern educational center Studija particularly stands out with its modern photography equipment. In Studija there is classroom, photographic laboratory, exhibitions and video preview hall, which may also be transformed into photo studio if there is a need. Workshops are organized twice a week.

Price: 1 month – 15 Euro. After signing agreement of non-formal education – for free.

How to sign in ?

Booking of educational activities:

Tel.: +370 41 52 43 93

E-mail: foto@ausrosmuziejus.lt

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