Cyanotype Basics; From Chemistry to Contact Prints


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.