About this Event
Cyanotype Printing - A Creative Workshop
Join us at Safelight Imaging for a hands-on experience in the fascinating world of cyanotype printing! Discover the magic of this alternative photographic process that dates back to the 19th century. In this workshop, you'll learn how to create beautiful blue and white prints using sunlight and a special chemical solution. No prior experience is necessary, so whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is for you! Don't miss this chance to explore your creativity and make unique artworks that you'll be proud to display. Limited spots available, so book your place now!
The cyanotype process is a UV printing process that requires sunlight for the exposure. This class is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled if we will not be seeing the sun on the day of the class.
We will be creating cyanotypes using the photogram/contact printing technique, which involves laying objects or negatives directly onto the coated paper and exposing through them. We encourage all attendees to bring their own objects to print with, but we will have some items available to use. Items that work best are flat and semitransparent. Think organics like leaves and flowers, fabrics like lace or organza, or interestingly shaped objects like chains, corkscrews, cookie-cutters, etc. These items will be sandwiched between the print and a pane of glass, so keep this in mind when choosing objects. While negatives work great for this process, we will be making 8x10 prints, so 35mm/120 negatives will not cover the entire image (no enlarging offered).
All paper coating will be done prior to the class in order to ensure a smooth experience for everyone. After completing the printing process, all prints will need to dry before they can be handled. They will be sleeved and ready for pick up the following Tuesday.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Safelight Imaging, 4320 Kenilwood Drive, Nashville, United States