Headlands Center for the Arts

Landscape Alchemy

Sense, Place & Re-Materialization
Friday June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014
Lodging available; meals included
Participants must be 21+

Scale the hillsides in search of new perspectives, dunk photographic paper in the surf, and discover the secret power of fog. Using the dynamic landscape of the Marin Headlands as muse, this project-based workshop explores representation of place at the intersection of image-making and natural phenomena. Artists John Chiara (AIR ’10), Liam Everett (GF ’12-’13, AIR ’14), and Meghann Riepenhoff (AFF ’12-’14) guide participants through a range of experiences including the creation of seaside cyanotypes, experiments in collective landscape photography, and tutorials involving the physical environment in the art-making process.


12-5PM                      Live-in participant arrivals
5PM                           Meet and greet reception with wine and snacks, Mess Hall
6:30-8PM                 Dinner, Mess Hall
8-8:30-PM               Headlands orientation, Rodeo Room


9:30AM                    Breakfast, Mess Hall
10-12:30PM             Discussion, guided-hike, or hands-on project to introduce concept
12:30-1:30PM          Lunch, Mess Hall
1:30-6:30PM            Studio-based, hands-on activities & discussion (w/ breaks)
6:30-8PM                 Dinner, Mess Hall
8PM-on                     Free Time


9:30AM                   Breakfast, Mess Hall
10-12:30PM            Outdoor hands-on project
12:30-1:30PM         Lunch, Mess Hall
1:30-4:30PM           Final presentations & closing conversation of weekend highlights
5-6PM                      Pack and departures for all participants

Additional Activities:

Early mornings, between scheduled activities, during lunch, and after hours are all great times to explore and pursue projects independently or continue conversation with other participants. Hike the Marin Headlands, take a dip at Rodeo Beach, relax on the porch, work in the studio, or simply stay on in the Mess Hall discussing the day with other participants.