This one-day intensive workshop will focus on the cyanotype process! We will start with an overview of the process, its history, and a discussion about its place in contemporary art. After an overview of the chemicals and demonstration of the process, you will work to create your own prints beginning with coating the paper by hand to washing and toning.
The prints are made using paper or other materials, such as fabric, that have been coated with a photo-sensitive emulsion. When exposed using UV light, they create rich blue photographic images. The workshop will cover both analog processes, like creating photograms from found materials, as well as digital processes by learning how to prepare files for the creation of digital negatives. Paper, transparencies, chemistry, and tools necessary for creating cyanotypes are included in the cost of this workshop.
*Students are welcome to bring their own found objects such as: Bones, botanical specimens (pressed leaves or flowers, live clippings), feathers, lace or other interesting fabrics with a variation in translucency, sea glass, snake skin, etc.