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Cyanotype: Botanicals, Objects & Found Negatives
Brett Starr & Mary Finn

September 28th - 29th, 2023


*September 27th 7:00pm  Get Together 

Workshop: $495

Materials Fee: $40

Workshop size: 8 people   

Originally discovered by John Herschel in 1842, the cyanotype process is one of the oldest photographic image making processes originally used as a way for Herschel to copy his notes as an astronomer. Hershel also gave us the terms; photography, negative, positive, and snapshot. 


Anna Atkins was the first person to create a book with photographic illustration using cyanotypes of British Algae “British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions”. In this two day workshop we will be learning how Atkins created her blue prints on paper and using botanicals, objects and found negatives to create our own Atkins like images. 


This workshop will introduce you to the world of hand made images, from an introduction to the “dim room”, to mixing chemistry and hand coating paper, & making your own camera-less images through the contact printing process. 


We will explore a variety of printable surfaces such as; watercolor paper, rice paper, kozo paper, and 100% cotton fabric. You will also learn various toning techniques to create a range of colors and tones out of your originally blue prints. You will leave this workshop knowing how to make beautiful hand made images from the comfort of your own home. 


This workshop requires no prior knowledge of alternative photographic processes, photography, or darkroom experience. This workshop is fun for all ages and all experience levels. 

*September 27th 7:00pm Get Together

Meet and greet with Brett Starr and Mary Finn, and get to know your fellow workshop participants. Wine and non alcoholic drinks will be provided. 

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