ABOUT THIS EVENT
Arts & DIY
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel in 1842 and has remained virtually unchanged since its invention. Cyanotypes were originally created for architects and engineers blue print designs, but now artists have adapted this technique and can now create beautiful pieces of artwork for everyone to enjoy.
Great for beginners and all levels interested in gaining hands-on experience with traditional photographic techniques.
Our workshop will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process. Students will learn how to make sensitizing solutions and coat various natural fibered fabrics and papers. Photograms will be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed). Students interested in experimenting with negatives should contact us before class. A large portion of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes.
This workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience. There will be lots of one-on-one coaching.
What to Bring
All paper and cyanotype materials provided. If you would like to print your own negatives or transparencies, please contact me in advance so I can help you prepare your materials!
All ages welcome
Yes. There will be snacks! Also, Paper and Cyanotype chemistry, trays, paintbrushes for use in workshop. Students will leave with finished cyanotype prints.Cancellation Policy
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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST
Laura Barth Turner is a photographer living and working in Austin, Texas.
She has 10 years of experience teaching students at the college level, and loves teaching workshops and helping people learn!! She has taught at UT Austin, Texas State University, UT Dallas, and Texas Women's University, as well as Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange in Dallas, and Skillshare in Austin.
She is a teacher, explorer, and lover of new places, old places, food, music, and swimming in every cold or hot spring available. She specializes in fine art, interior, architectural, and landscape photography.