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Calling all artists, creatives and experimental filmmakers

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 12:30 PM by Betsy Grabinski

We’ve got a FREE hands-on, experimental filmmaking workshop this weekend taught by Iowa State’s own Rosie Rowe called SCRATCH: A Moving Image Sketch Workshop. Participants will each be given a strip of old film and tools to modify the series images – markers, an Exacto knife and a light box.

“Film is an organic product,” Rosie said. “It has silver, gelatin and a polyester base.” The tools will allow the participants to scratch off layers, draw on, or add color to the film.

At the end of workshop, everyone’s film strips will be spliced together in to one short film. “Their creations will be part of a full show,” Rosie said. “And they will leave with a better knowledge of film and how film works.”

SCRATCH: A Moving Image Sketch Workshop is a companion program to the Who Am I? storytelling exhibition at the Christian Petersen Art Museum.

The workshop will be on Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Christian Petersen Art Museum. Registration is required.


Supplies have been loaned from the Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity.

SPECIAL NOTE: Images provided by Rosie Rowe from a previous workshop. They were taken in early 2020 and before COVID guidelines were put in to place.

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