7th August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm£60.00
Explore the beautiful photographic process of cyanotype to create your own cyan-blue prints.
You will learn how to produce a set of cyanotypes where thin objects or acetates are placed directly onto specially-coated paper and then exposed to UV light. When these objects are removed and the paper is washed with water a blue image remains. You will also learn how to use a variety of effects called toning, intensifying and reducing which alters the blue-ness of the prints.
What experience do I need?
This course is suitable for beginners and anyone interested in simple photographic printing techniques. Those with previous experience of printmaking may wish to use the day to explore a new technique.
What will I make?
You’ll produce a set of beautiful and intriguing blue prints using found objects such as beads, buttons, lace, leaves etc, and/or your own acetate images/compositions. Expect to go home with at least 10-15 different A5 cyanotype prints onto paper which explore some of the different possibilities of the process.
Who is my tutor?
Joanna Wilkinson is a practising printmaker, illustrator and bookbinder. She uses printing, collage, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work. Joanna has recently completed an MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and is also a Co-operative Member of Leeds Print Workshop. She has been working with us over the three years as a technician and tutor for printmaking and bookbinding. She has experience in teaching a wide variety of different groups of people including children and adults.
Do I need to bring anything?
A variety of papers to use and all the materials will be provided on the day. It will be useful to bring thin/small objects such as leaves, lace, threads, beads, buttons etc to experiment with.