Creative Community Series – Photo Transfers with Lali Khalid

April 5, 2016 6:30 pm @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center

Six-week Course, April 5 – May 10
Tuesday’s from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
At the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center
$65 per student. Students will purchase own materials.
Register by calling 906.228.0472

A photo transfer is any process that takes a printed image, removes it from whatever it is on, and then transfers it into another surface.

This six-week workshop will explore different methods of Photo-transfers. We will use a variety of materials and transfer on wood, ceramic tile, paper, canvas, glass etc. Each student will pick a theme or concept and work on it for the duration of the class to develop a series of photographs, and then will transfer those photographs onto these unique mediums.

Once the students figure out which technique works best for their images, they will produce 3-5 final pieces based around their theme.

The final pieces will be hung in a show at the MACC.


Mehreen, or Lali, Khalid grew up in Pakistan. Her father introduced her to photography at a very young age. She has been taking pictures ever since.

Lali’s work wanders between themes in landscape, abstraction and documentary photography, but has always centered itself on portraiture. She uses her work as a tool to explore themes of diaspora, identity and home in her own life and the lives of people she photographs.

Lali earned her BFA from The National College of Arts in Lahore, and her MFA with distinction from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown in many galleries throughout Pakistan, the US and recently in Italy.

She currently lives and works in the United States where she also maintains an active teaching practice.


The Creative Community Series is made possible by grant funding from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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