18 and older
If you've ever wanted to experiment with cyanotypes in a quick and easy format, this workshop is for you! We'll use pre-sensitized cyanotype fabric and paper, along with hand-painted sheets I've prepared in advance to create beautiful blue-hued photograms with very little muss and fuss. These prints are made by placing objects directly on the photo-sensitive fabric, exposing it to sunlight, then rinsing to reveal your image. It's an incredibly fun activity with a lot of room for experimentation.
During the workshop we'll:
- discuss inspiration and ideas
- go over materials needed (thankfully not many!)
- create prints using several types of surfaces
We won't focus much on the history or science behind the process in order to get you up and printing quickly, creating amazing photograms from nature and things you have laying around the house. And though we won't be working with photo negatives in this session, but we will have some fun transparent designs to play around with. Everyone will make a couple of test prints and as many full size prints as time allows, which can be framed to create custom art. You're welcome to bring materials from home or comb through our stash.
Heads up! This class is weather dependent, so if it's rainy or cloudy we'll have to reschedule!