The Wonders of Cyanotype

  • June 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • MAC Arts Center

    11 E State Street
    Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Ticket Price $75.00-$80.00 Register Now

The Wonders of Cyanotype
Saturday, June 8th 12-4pm
Instructor: Stephanie Slate

Workshop description (feel free to edit!): Discover the magic of cyanotype and create your own prints in this hands-on introductory workshop. Cyanotype is a non-toxic photographic process that produces a cyan-blue print using UV light. 'Light resists' (negatives, stencils, or objects) are placed on top of a sheet of photo sensitive surface and exposed to UV light. Join us as we explore the history and learn how to create using this fascinating photographic printing process.

What you’ll do:
In this workshop, you'll learn how to mix the chemicals and coat your printing surface with the cyanotype solution. Using objects brought from home* you'll then expose your prints to sunlight or UV light to produce the iconic blue and white tones that cyanotype is known for. Our instructor will be there to guide you each step of the way and will encourage experimenting with different techniques.

Supplies: Please bring any special objects you’d like to print with (think: anything with levels of transparency, shape or texture—leaves, plants, feathers, glass, quartz, etc). You can also bring negatives if you have them, but keep in mind this is a contact process, so your finished print will be the same size as your 'light resist', so if your negative is teeny tiny your print will be teeny tiny! Lastly, if you have any water-color type paper at home that you would like to print on feel free to bring it!

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

MAC Arts Center

11 E State Street
Media, Pennsylvania 19063 MAC Arts Center
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