Cyanotype is an 1842 photographic printing process discovered by John Herschel that produces a cyan blue image, also known as Prussian blue.
It was the third method, after daguerreotype and salt printing, to produce a stable photographic image. It is an iron-based process and not a silver-based process, which is mostly used in in alternative printing processes.
Our workshop is for beginners. After a quick introduction to the history of cyanotypes and how they are created, you will be shown how to safely mix and coat paper and then expose your negatives to uv-light to produce beautiful art. You will be guided in design composition and shown how to create visually pleasing artwork step-by-step.
- What are cyanotypes?
- Science behind cyanotypes
- How to make cyanotypes
- Photo emulsions for cyanotypes
- Photo papers
- About negatives
- How to adapt the process to other surfaces than paper
- Cyanotypes in contemporary Art
The workshop will take place with at least 2 binding registrations.