date: sunday 3rd may 2009
1:00 am - 4:00 pm
cost: $95 in advance, $100 at the door
cost includes all materials, chemicals, and notes. priority will be given to those who register early. please email us to register.
the cyanotype process:
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.
the class will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process. students will learn how to mix chemicals to make sensitizing solutions and application techniques for coating various papers, fabric, and wood (experimentation is encouraged). images may be created from film, transparencies and/or glass plate negatives. photograms may be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, stencils, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed for photograms). most of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes.
because of the small class sizes, this workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience. there will be lots of one-on-one coaching.
tish brewer is a paper conservator interested in historic printing processes and forgeries. she has spent the last few years in several places around the globe, dreaming of ways to mix her two loves of art and science. she is very happy to have returned once again to her longtime home of texas.
please email if you have any questions...