Introduction to Cyanotype Printing- Friday June 30th 7-9PM
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Welcome to the fascinating world of cyanotype printing! In this class, you will discover the beauty and versatility of the cyanotype process, a historical photographic technique that dates back to the 19th century. Cyanotype printing offers a unique and artistic way to create beautiful blue-toned prints using a simple chemical reaction.
During this class, you will learn the step-by-step process of creating cyanotype prints from start to finish. Here's an overview of what you can expect to cover:
Introduction to Cyanotype Printing:
- Learn about the history and significance of cyanotype printing.
- Explore the characteristics and aesthetic qualities of cyanotype prints.
- Understand the materials and equipment required for cyanotype printing.
Preparing the Cyanotype Solution:
- Discover the chemistry behind cyanotype printing.
- Learn how to mix the sensitizer solution using iron salts.
- Understand the importance of coating surfaces with the sensitizer.
Preparing and Exposing Cyanotype Prints:
- Explore different methods for preparing the paper or fabric for printing.
- Learn about negative and positive image creation techniques.
- Understand the factors that influence exposure times.
Printing and Developing Cyanotype Images:
- Discover various methods for creating contact prints and photograms.
- Explore techniques for creating tonal variations and effects.
- Learn how to develop, rinse, and fix the cyanotype prints.
By the end of this cyanotype printing class, you will have a solid understanding of the cyanotype process and the skills to create your own unique prints. We will be experimenting on our own art prints and a canvas tote bag for you to take with you.
Whether you are a beginner or have some prior experience with alternative photographic processes, this class will inspire you to explore your creativity and produce stunning cyanotype artworks. Get ready to dive into the world of blue and create art that stands out!