hmm, title cut off and can't fix... so:
University of Alaska is offering 3 courses this summer (2013).
1. a 12-week course: JRN (Journalism) F495-F81, Historical and Alternative Photo Processes, CRN 53080 (cross-listed with Art)
May 28-August 16,
Also a couple weekend courses (info copied because not sure info available off-network; general info: http://www.uaf.edu/summer/weekend-focus/):
2. Cyanotypes - 52687 - ART F040 - F01 Spend the weekend learning how to make your own photo sensitive paper that can be exposed using just the sun! Learn how to print large-scale "digital negatives" of any image, digital or film-based, and print blue-toned images on watercolor paper while enjoying a sunny day. Easy to learn and replicate at home with cheap supplies. [how often do you see the word 'cheap' used by universities these days!!?]
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3. Van Dyke Browns - 52689 - ART F040 - F02 Spend the weekend learning how to make your own photo sensitive brown-toned paper that can be exposed using just the sun! Learn how to print large-scale "digital negatives" of any image, digital or film-based, and print images using this antique technique on watercolor paper while enjoying a sunny day. Easy to learn and replicate at home with inexpensive supplies.
I'm not sure, but as these are non-credit classes, I think they're cheap, ~us$60. Sounds too good to be true, but certainly less than &100-150.
The instructor, Jason Lazarus, is "into it": [ http://m.newsminer.com/news/local_ne...9bb30f31a.html ], [ http://lucidperceptions.com/ ]
I'm thinking of taking it (rudiment or not, it'll teach me something I don't know much about now with opportunity to ask questions of experienced practitioner - I'd love to learn more but hours in the day, money, and distance to GE House preclude me going full-tilt; but something better than nothing!)
Otherwise I'd just waste the money (~$700) on film, or lenses, or food or clothing or rent anyway ...