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Level 1 Workshop: No previous experience required

Join Ellen Julia Brown for a 3-hour, hands-on workshop to learn the basics of cyanotype (sun) printing and create a series of original prints on fabric & paper. Invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, the cyanotype medium is one of the first photographic printmaking processes, known for its Prussian blue color. 

Over the course of the afternoon, students will learn the cyanotype process from start to finish—beginning with how to mix their own chemicals, coat materials with photosensitive emulsion, and create contact prints outside in the sun. With an attitude of playfulness and experimentation, we will print with various objects, plant life, drawings, cut-outs, and anything else we can think up!

Students can expect to leave with a series of original cyanotype prints on paper and fabric, including one tea towel, and the skills necessary to continue exploring the medium on your own. 

Skills Learned

- Mix and prepare cyanotype chemicals, Coat paper and fabric with emulsion, Create prints with various materials

Materials Fee: $20

- Cyanotype chemistry and a limited supply of paper, fabric, and printing objects will be provided.

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What to Expect

- We provide all materials and project kits.

- We suggest bringing a closed-top water bottle to hydrate during class + any snacks you think you might need.

- Students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, and clothes they don’t mind getting a little wet or messy.