Intro to Cyanotype Printing
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Learn how to make cyanotype prints, maximize the modern cyanotype process, and move beyond basic blue.
Three-day workshop, May 17-19
Learn to create beautiful cyanotype art prints with deeper blues and a longer tonal range using the modern cyanotype process in this hands-on workshop that was recently named one of 2016’s most inspiring photo workshops by Photoshelter.
But—cyanotype process prints can be so much more than basic blue! We will experiment with different printing methods of toning and bleaching, techniques which allow you to alter the color and mood of your final print.
The relative simplicity of cyanotype printing methods makes it a great introduction to those new to alternative process printing. However, the beautiful tonality and artistic flexibility also recommends this photo printing process for serious fine art practitioners.
The cyanotype process is relatively non-toxic (although rather messy so wearing old clothing is recommended), and printing techniques can be carried out in normal ambient light, which makes this printing process ideal for a home workshop or studio.
Since this is a contact printing process, a negative the size of the final print is required. We will cover a simple method to make enlarged negatives from digital files that students will then print in class. Or, if you would like to experiment with making images without a camera, simply bring in objects to place on top of your cyanotype paper.
$750 – Registration is required
Additional time info:
Friday, May 17, 6–9PM: In this evening class we will cover a simple method of creating digital negatives for your cyanotypes. Bring your Laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom installed, your digital image files, and a flash drive.
Saturday, May 18, 9AM–5PM: We will begin with a short slideshow followed by a printing demonstration. Students will print until lunch, after which we will demonstrate toning methods. Students are free to print the rest of the day. Bring your cyanotype materials.
Sunday, May 19, 9AM–5PM: Bring your cyanotype materials. Students may print all day. The class will meet at the end of the day to share their images and experiences.
401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941