In honor of World Cyanotype Day 2019, come learn about a printing process that has been delighting art lovers since the 1800s—learn how to create a cyanotype! Limited to 4 students, this small, hands-on class will provide everything you need to create your own photo cyanotype.
You'll leave with an 8.5" x 11" fabric cyanotype of one of your own images, plus all the knowledge you need to create more cyanotypes at home. It doesn't require a dark room or expensive equipment. Just some chemicals, know-how, and a sense of adventure!
What exactly is a cyanotype? Cyanotyping is a printing process invented by Sir John Herschel, an astronomer and scientist, in 1842. It uses the power of the sun and iron salt solutions to create beautiful, blue and white toned prints.
Who is this class for? Photographers, photo enthusiasts, and artists by profession or at heart. Ages 16 and up. Limited to 4 students, so you'll have all the personal attention you need. Some familiarity with Adobe Lightroom is useful, but none is necessary to participate in the class.
What will you learn? This hands-on workshop will cover everything you need to know to create cyanotypes from digital images (and other materials!). Specifically, we will cover:
- the history of cyanotypes,
- how to pick the images that will work best,
- how to process digital images in Adobe Lightroom,
- how to print the negative you'll use to create a cyanotype,
- what kind of materials you need and where to get them,
- how to prepare paper or fabric to make a cyanotype print,
- how to expose, process, and preserve your print, and
- experimental techniques you can try to take your cyanotypes to the next level.
I'll provide all the materials and instruction you need to create your own, one-of-a-kind fabric cyanotype during the workshop. You'll also have access to a private Facebook group for questions beforehand and help choosing the image you'll use for the workshop.
When and where does it take place? Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 9:00am to 11:30am at my photography studio at 301 Gloucester Street in Brunswick, Georgia.
How much does it cost? A nonrefundable fee of $200 is required to secure your space in the workshop.
Have any questions before you register? Contact me.