Introduction to Cyanotype sun-printing with Pat Martin
Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. A cyanotype is effectively a blueprint – just like that used by architects for building plans.
The distinctive feature of the cyanotype print is its shade of cyan blue (Prussian Blue), which results from exposure of a specific mix of chemicals to ultraviolet light.
In this course you will learn how to make cyanotype sun-prints from photo negatives and positives, plant material and a host of other 3-dimensional objects.
You will learn how to create interesting and artistic images and marks (on paper that can absorb the light-sensitive chemical solution) and come away with several finished prints of your own making.
A good link to read about cyanotype prints is:
Dates: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2024
Times: 10 am to 3 pm
Spaces available for 8 participants. We need a minimum of 3 people for this Workshop to go ahead, so please book early!!
If our Workshop is full or past the closing date, please join the Cancellation List. Email Workshop Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Bookings close on Saturday, 2nd March.
Participants to bring:
- Organic matter such as leaves, seeds, flowers, and branches – suitable to fit on (e.g.) 21×21 cm squares
- Other 3D objects such as feathers, shells, glass, lace, papers, or anything that will fit on your surface
and block of filter UV light will work.
Pat Martin was trained in printmaking at the University of Tasmania’s School of the Creative Arts; completing a Bachelor Fine Arts (Printmaking) in 2019.
She has been a HIP member since 2013 and have exhibited her prints regularly since then.
Pat has enjoyed using the cyanotype sun-print method for the past 5 years.
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