Workshop- Modules

If this project is speaking to you, click the link below to fill in the application form and submit it to us before 15 October 2022 and you may be selected as a participant. Residents of Maxwell Hill and Penang Hill, or anyone with a special affinity for the hills are encouraged to apply.

Application form (deadline 15 October 2022)

For further inquiries, you can reach us at ataleof2hills@gmail.com

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September 2022 - October 2023
The Habitat Foundation & Thinkcity

A Tale of Two Hills
4 month Mentorship Program

"A Tale of Two Hills" is an exciting initiative to engage creatively-inclined Malaysians to document images and stories from two of our iconic hill stations - Maxwell Hill and Penang Hill.

Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with other participants and be mentored by highly regarded photographers, researchers, and writers on a project which sets out to capture the rich tapestry of life on these hills - its people, nature, history and sense of place. The work created from this creative journey will be showcased to the public at the end of the programme.

This project will be led by Jeffrey Lim who is known for his portrait photography and journey to capture the experience of indigenous peoples in Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. Teaming up with urban anthropologist Wan Atikah of Penang Harmony Corporation; with previous involvement with GTWHI and ArtsEd, and Liew Suet Fun of Taiping, who is an author of 19 books on environment and human society and also a resident of Maxwells.

Past Workshop

Workshop Module 3.1- Art printing with BW photo paper- Colours from the Sun

Note: Participants can repeat this workshop to advance technically, from the use of enlarger, alternative methods and learning other forms of art printing with BW photo paper. This workshop has 2 other modules; Painting in the Tones, & Collage of Maskings.

23rd August 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
International Documentary Festival, Langkawi

Colours from the Sun
Silhouette Portraiture with Lumen printing, getting colours from BW paper

Bringing colours through various alternative processes to Black & White photo paper. This practical format class includes a special addition of Silhouette Self-Portraiture making, a very early method of making a life-like portrait, popular in the 18th century. Learn the secrets of this alternative process, hands on, open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant will make and receive their art print. All materials and apparatus will be provided.

Concise Workshop Module 3.2- Art printing with BW photo paper- Painting in the Tones

25th July 2022, Saturday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Stellar, RexKL, Kuala Lumpur

Painting in the Tones
Watercolour ink on BW prints

Painting in the Tones, the method of ‘hand-colouring black & white photographs, using simple, water-based, non-toxic medium of ink. This concise workshop explores an old technique of using watercolour inks on monochrome photographs. Open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant can choose from the prints provided, hand-colour them and bring the art prints back. All materials and apparatus will be provided.

Map location
RexKL
80, Jalan Sultan,
50000 Kuala Lumpur

Note: All materials and equipment provided, photography novice to advanced levels are welcomed.

18th June 2022, Saturday, 9am-1pm
Zontiga, Petaling Jaya

Kanta Portraits with Jeffrey Lim
Learn to shoot & print with large-format cameras & traditional darkroom printing

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earn the basics of how to operate large-format cameras, and darkroom printing skills to produce instant prints on black and white silver gelatin photo papers. Take home your own instant handmade portrait prints.

Map location
Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

All tools, photo materials and apparatus will be provided. Bring your own cleaned empty food cans too. Only of certain sizes, check in with the tutor.

21st May 2022, Saturday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zontiga, Petaling Jaya

Build a Pinhole Camera
Learn the fundamentals of photography, the math behind the physics of light. Build your own pinhole camera. Printing paper negatives.

Starting with the basics of photography, using your self-built pinhole camera to make exposures and print the results. This tutorial format class will cover the complexity on the physics of light and the simplicity of building a reusable pinhole camera out of found materials, calculating exposures and making prints. Learn the beginnings of building your own box cameras, hands on, open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant will keep their self-made pinhole camera, make and receive their exposed prints.

Map location
Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Workshop Module 3.2- Art printing with BW photo paper- Painting in the Tones

Note: Participants can repeat this workshop to advance technically, learning different colouring techniques or working on MDA archival prints. This workshop has 2 other sub modules; Colours from the Sun, & Collage of Maskings.

14th & 15th May 2022, Saturday & Sunday,
10:00
am - 12:00 pm & 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Malaysia Design Archive, Kuala Lumpur

Painting in the Tones
ink & watercolour paint, colour pencils, coloured crepe paper

In collaboration with MDA, Kanta.Studio presents a series of workshops all about art printing using Black & White silverprints. Starting with Painting in the tones, the method of ‘hand-colouring black & white photographs’, using simple, water-based, non-toxic mediums.This workshop explores several old techniques of how colours were added onto monochrome photographs in the past, one of them learnt from the late Ismail Hashim using inks. This practical format class will cover traditional techniques adapted from box camera practitioners using crepe papers. Open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant can choose from the prints provided, hand-colour them and bring the art prints back. All materials and apparatus will be provided.

Map location
The Classroom KL
The ZhongShan Building Annexe,
90A, Jalan Tuba, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur,

Workshop Module 2- Instant Portraits (concise version)

5th & 10th May 2022
Workshop School, Kuala Lumpur

Concise Workshop Series-
Instant Portraits with Jeffrey Lim
Learning to shoot & print with large-format cameras & traditional darkroom printing

Basics of how to operate large-format cameras, and darkroom printing skills to produce instant prints on black and white silver gelatin photo papers.

Workshop Module 4- 101 Photobook Publishing

Instructor
Jeffrey Lim is a communication designer by training, specialising in print & book design. He has more than 10 years experience in visual identity and has recently curated an exhibition on Malaysian photobooks held in Taipei. Collecting over 120 books, mentoring four photobooks with a total of eleven produced photobooks, commissioned for the exhibition.


19th March 2022, Saturday, 9am-1pm
Zontiga, Petaling Jaya

101 Photobook Publishing
Conceptualising visual narratives, strategising, production, simple mockups

Realise a simple self-published photobook (or zine) by understanding the intentions through creative processes, balanced with the feasibility of timeline, budgeting for production and marketing plan. This workshop is split into two main parts, a discussion on objectifying the concepts, and a tutorial on materialising a mockup for publication. Learn to explore concepts, art directions, preparing layout flow & artwork files, to working with designers & printers, and produce a handbound ‘blind’ mockup book. Hands on, open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant will produce an online worksheet (and layout flow), and create a ‘blind’ mockup book at actual size. (estimation of 80 pages / A5 to 48 pages / A4 size). All mockup tools and materials will be provided.

Map location
Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Workshop Module 1- Pinhole (concise version)

23th February -2nd March 2022
Artsed, Pulau Pinang

Bengkel Bina Sendiri- Kamera Lubang Jarum
Dari Mata Ku/ Gempak 100 Workshop with children of the PPR flats

Hands-on building workshop on pinhole camera from waste and upcycling materials, with facilitators of Artsed Program with Wong Hoy Cheong, Dari Mata Ku, Gempak 100. Participants are children from the PPR flats, will keep their self-made pinhole camera, make exposures and process their own prints.

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Workshop Module 2- Kanta Portraits

19th February 2022, Saturday, 9am-1pm
Zontiga, Petaling Jaya

Kanta Portrait with Jeffrey Lim
Learn to shoot & print with large-format cameras & traditional darkroom printing

Learn the basics of how to operate large-format cameras, and darkroom printing skills to produce instant prints on black and white silver gelatin photo papers. Take home your own instant handmade portrait prints. Workshop will be conducted in English with the inclusion of Bahasa as well if needed. All materials and equipment provided, photography novice to advanced levels are welcomed. Workshop environment will be conducted according to SOP requirements.

Map location
Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Workshop Module 1- Pinhole & the Simple Camera

8th January 2022, Saturday, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Zontiga, Petaling Jaya

Pinhole & the Simple Camera
Learn the fundamentals of photography, the math behind the physics of light. Build your own pinhole or use our simple box cameras. Printing paper negatives.

Starting with the basics of photography, using your self-built pinhole camera (or Kodak Box Brownie cameras provided) to make exposures and print the results. This tutorial format class will cover the complexity on the physics of light and the simplicity of building a reusable pinhole camera out of found materials, calculating exposures and making prints. Learn the beginnings of building your own box cameras, hands on, open to novice, intermediate and advanced levels. Each participant will keep their self-made pinhole camera, make and receive their exposed prints. All tools, photo materials and apparatus will be provided. Bring your own cleaned empty food cans too. Only of certain sizes, check in with the tutor.

Map location
Zontiga
21A, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Workshop Module 2- Instant Portraits (concise version)

20th November 2021, Saturday, 10am-1pm
Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Concise Workshop Series-
Instant Portraits with Jeffrey Lim, Kanta.Studio
Learn to shoot & print with large-format cameras & traditional darkroom printing

In this concise workshop, learn the basics of how to operate large-format cameras, and darkroom printing skills to produce instant prints on black and white silver gelatin photo papers. Take home your own instant handmade portrait prints. Workshop will be conducted in English with the inclusion of Bahasa as well if needed. All materials and equipment provided, photography novice to advanced levels are welcomed. Workshop environment will be conducted according to SOP requirements.

Map location
Ilham Gallery
Level 5, Ilham Tower, No 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur