The Human Form: Exploring the Sensual Image. April 27-30, 2023 San Francisco Bay Area Details
Details Santa Fe Workshops
Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject. The intent of this workshop, led by fine-art photographer Elizabeth Opalenik, is to investigate this time-honored tradition and build new skills by working with the graceful forms of dancers and the sensual quality of male and female figure...more
The Beauty of Mordançage July 17 - 21, 2023 Santa Fe
The Beauty of Mordançage July 17 - 21, 2023
Mordançage is a process that alters silver gelatin photographs to give them wonderful elegant or degraded effects. The mordançage solution works by chemically bleaching the print so that it can be redeveloped, lifting the black areas of the emulsion away from the paper which can give the appearance of veils. Saving the veils is Opalenik’s contribution to the process and she is considered the...more
The Sensual Image, San Miguel de Allende Sept 20-26, 2023
Details through SFW Coming soon
Artists throughout history have been compelled to make art using the human figure as a subject, and San Miguel de Allende, with its inspiring colonial charm, provides an inviting backdrop to explore the sensual qualities of the human form while expressing your intuitive creative soul.
Gracious figure and dance models share their stories, and we share ours in return, practicing communication and...more
Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty October 5-7 SOLD OUT. ADDED October 10-12, 2023, Australia
Mordançage, Unveiling the Beauty
Details through Gold Street Studios, Australia
Details Please email me for details on private classes in Oakland CA
Mordançage is a process that alters silver gelatin photographs to give them wonderful elegant or degraded effects. The mordançage solution...more
I began teaching in Cuba, 2013, with the SFW and continued for many years. We focused on Dance and the Women of Cuba. They all stole my heart. When the pandemic began I was days away from teaching a photographic tour starting in Havana with a group of Leica photographers. As soon as that world opens, I will take a small group of like-minded students for a very unique trip on that journey that was a year in the planning. It will involve...more
Movement and Dance 2023 Oakland CA
Movement and Dance 2 day workshops
As a child I always wanted to be a dancer. Today, I live through the beauty and grace of the many different dancers that I have come to know. Join me in this special workshop of photographing dancers as they move through a studio or beautiful location. Our last location was the Old Oakland Train Station.
Limited to 6 people, these sell out fast. Lectures on movement and working...more
Learning to embrace yourself and dream.
I have been a photographic artist and educator for over 40 years. I am now looking back at years of wonderful students that enriched my life, but also looking forward to some me time to continue my work in carbon and mordançage. Many workshops may never be run again. I've gone from teaching on six continents as many as 20-30 weeks a year to about 6 weeks in 2022. I have been blessed with the many connections I have made. I can't give it...more