Learn this 19th century photographic printing process, also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, which can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books.
The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19thC was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating photographic printing process can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books. Without any photographic knowledge or specialist equipment, it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art papers, silk and cloth. Cyanotype prints are archival and will last for many decades.
From tutor Gabrielle: The workshop will walk you through the basics of using cyanotype and other alternative ways of using this medium. We will walk through the origins of the medium and the ways it has been used in the past. Then we'll learn the start-to-finish process of creating cyanotypes and creative ways of moluding the medium to your own practice.
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We'll provide all other materials for this course including archival papers, chemicals and equipment ($20)
Crafters and artists looking for a new form of expression. Photographers looking for an alternative way of presenting their images. Anyone who wants to learn about an 'older' artistic technique of photography.