CYANOTYPE PRINTING WORKSHOPS
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My workshops have been described as well organised, relaxing, stress-free, enjoyable, and easy for all ages to create beautiful artworks to frame or give as gifts.
Learn one of the oldest forms of photography that was developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel and then used in 1843 by botanist, and the first known female photographer, Anna Atkins, to create the first photography book - Photographs of British Algae: cyanotype impressions 1843 -1853.
What are Cyanotypes?
Cyanotypes are commonly known as blueprints or sun prints, and are an exciting way to make photograms, from objects and flora, as well as contact prints from photographs using digital negatives. Using the traditional cyanotype chemistry formula, you will create cyanotype impressions of flora that you can bring from your own garden or used the range of supplied objects and flora.
I deliver quality, fun workshops for adults and young people using a range of professional materials and chemistry. I share advanced techniques and tips to assist with control of the medium and provide information to source materials to use at home.
Workshops coming in 2022
Full day workshop
Learn the basics of mixing chemicals, working with different papers and fabrics and achieving variations of colours through bleaching.
2 day Masterclass
As above and including toning cyanotypes on paper and fabric with a range of natural tannins, printing digital negatives on paper and fabric, converting an image to a negative in Photoshop and printing digital negatives on transparency film, how to print small, light objects like insect shells without them moving in the breeze, many other tips and tricks for coating, exposing and washing prints, and you will be provided with a full list of resources and DIY options.
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