Introduction to Cyanotype Workshop - December 16th, 2023 2-6pm
Harness the power of the sun to create beautiful blue prints using the historical Cyanotype process, discovered and developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Cyanotype printing is one of the oldest and simplest of all the alternative photographic processes. You will create your own unique cyanotype prints using natural materials like leaves, flowers, feathers, and found objects such as lace, jewellery, small items of glassware, etc. The possibilities are endless.
A large selection of objects will be provided for use in the workshop, but feel free to bring your own items. Slim or flat will produce best results. You will learn about the process and chemistry involved, how to coat sheets of paper with the required chemistry, drying, arranging objects on the paper, and exposing, with development only requiring water.
No prior skills or understanding of photography are required. It is an easy, fun process that produces relatively quick results with work that is finished on the day. Notes on the process and where to obtain materials and chemicals will be provided.