Workshop: Cyanotype Basics; From Chemistry To Contact Prints

with Will Knipscher

April 6, 2019 at 10:00am

The Cyanotype Basics workshop is for anyone interested in having a hands-on learning experience with one of the earliest photographic processes. Discovered by Sir John Herschel in England in 1842, cyanotypes have been used by everyone from artists and scientists, to amateur photographers for family albums. During this course, students will learn the process of coating, exposing and developing in order to take home a set of one-of-a-kind cyanotypes. Students will also learn how to mix chemistry and select paper/substrates for making cyanotypes at home. This course will explore image-making through photograms and digital negatives. Students will need to bring objects (as described below) and submit digital image files upon registering.


Prerequisites: Basic understanding of photography


Bring: Plants and/or objects for photograms that will fit on letter-size paper. Clothes that can get dirty or permanently stained blue during coating and processing. We will provide gloves. Please bring water and a brown bag lunch.

Please send three digital files to print as transparency negative. Files can be straight photography images or digital constructions. Files should be 300ppi and no larger than 8×10 inches. You can send color files or B&W  files. All images will be converted  to grayscale for Cyanotype printing. Files must arrive by Thursday April 4th at 3pm to be ready for the workshop.

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Date: Saturday April 6, 2019


Time: 10am-5pm


Location: Full Circle Fine Art Servivices

33 East 21st Street

Baltimore, MD 21218


Instructor: Will Knipscher is a working artist with ten years of experience teaching both digital and analog photography.  He holds an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art and received his BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Knipscher has exhibited nationally and his work is held by private collectors, by the British Council of Washington, DC, and by The Carnegie in Covington, KY. His work is often conceptual and expressed through a physical manipulation of the photographic process. Knipscher currently resides with his wife, Abi Knipscher, an interior designer, in Baltimore, MD.


Cost: $225 / $195 for currently enrolled students (receive a discounted rate of $202 / $185  for registering 3 weeks or more before the workshop date!)

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