ADULTS

Fotomuseum Winterthur and Fotostiftung Schweiz have varied offerings for adults, allowing them to discover the current exhibitions, the analogue photo laboratory and more. Every Wednesday and Sunday, we take turns with Fotostiftung Schweiz in holding public guided tours supplying plenty of background information on the current exhibitions. In addition, special guided tours with artists, curators and other experts give a specific insight into our current exhibitions. If you’d rather be creatively active creative yourself, we recommend our public workshops. Take a look at our education programme and join us in discovering and discussing the photographic. You can find an overview of our activities in our calendar. To make sure you don’t miss anything, subscribe to our newsletter. Most of these activities can also be booked for private groups.

Workshops

Public workshop: Photogram – Creating with Light

Photograms are pictures that are taken in the darkroom without a camera. As you experiment with different materials and creative ideas, you will create a wide range of interesting compositions.  Light reflections, shadow plays, razor-sharp silhouettes and superimpositions – the sole requirements are light, photographic paper and fluids. This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. The workshop is held in German.

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Public workshop: Photographs on Fabric

The classical physical medium we are all familiar with in photography is photographic paper, which is both convenient and manageable. But photography is capable of much more! In this workshop you will get to know the experimental process of creating photographs on fabric. In the theoretical preamble you will learn about the materials involved and how to prepare them, and you will be given a short introduction to the black-and-white techniques used in our photo lab. Afterwards you can try this for yourself and print your own photograph on fabric.

This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. In order to produce the pictures, you will need a negative. Further information will be provided upon registration. We will provide prepared pieces of fabric.

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Public workshop: Cyanotype – The Fine Blueprint Process

Immerse yourself in this old but still wonderful fine printing process. John Herschel developed this unique technique in 1842 in an attempt to find a method for producing durable photographic images. After an introduction, we prepare the chemical solution used for the coating. Once the paper is ready, you cover it with your motif. Then we expose and develop it. A few additional tips and tricks from a professional will enable you to manipulate or colourise your pictures. This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. In order to produce the pictures, you will need a digital negative. Further information will be provided upon registration. The workshop is held in German.

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Families' workshop: Photogram – Creating with Light

Photograms are pictures that are taken in the darkroom without a camera. As you experiment with different materials and creative ideas, you will create a wide range of interesting compositions.  Light reflections, shadow plays, razor-sharp silhouettes and superimpositions – the sole requirements are light, photographic paper and fluids. This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. The workshop is held in German.

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Family workshop: Photogram – Creating with Light

Photograms are pictures that are taken in the darkroom without a camera. As you experiment with different materials and creative ideas, you will create a wide range of interesting compositions.  Light reflections, shadow plays, razor-sharp silhouettes and superimpositions – the sole requirements are light, photographic paper and fluids. This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. The workshop is held in German.

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Public workshop: Camera Obscura – Back to the Origins of Photography

This workshop is devoted to the phenomenon of the camera obscura. After entering the museum’s very own “dark chamber”, you will experiment with pinhole cameras and expose your own images outside, which we will then develop together in the black-and-white lab. The resulting negatives and positives are yours to take home with you. This workshop requires a minimum of five registered participants and is limited to a maximum of twelve people, based on the space available in the photo lab. The workshop is held in German.

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Guided tours

Guided Tour: «SITUATIONS/Deviant»

Public guided tour through the exhibition «SITUATIONS/Deviant» at Fotomuseum Winterthur with Astrid Näff.

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Guided Tour: «Because the Night»

Public guided tour through the exhibition «Because the Night» at Fotomuseum Winterthur.

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