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Cyanotype Workshop

  • Hudson River Creativity Lab (map)

1-day class $150, or both classes for $275 including all materials.

This one-day workshop is an introduction to the first photographic printmaking process, Cyanotype or “blue” printing.  Cyanotype was invented by Sir John Herschel, a scientist in 1842, and made popular by the botanist, Anna Atkins, during the same period in England.

In this workshop, we will use the sun as our light source, and use botanical specimens and other translucent objects to make one-of-a kind Photograms on light sensitive paper.

Students will learn how to develop their photograms in water, and tone prints with safe household chemicals.  By the end of our workshop students will have produced unique prints on watercolor paper and muslin fabric.

No prior experience necessary.  An adult must accompany children.  Wear work clothes for Cyanotype stains clothing.  All materials:  Cyanotype paper, fabric, and chemicals will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their own translucent objects they wish to work with, as well as any large-format negatives. 

2nd Day Optional 

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Earlier Event: April 15
Later Event: April 26