Cyanotype Workshop with Instructor, Julia Swyers
September 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us Saturday, September 17th, 2022 11AM-2PM and learn to make cyanotype art prints for your home, or to create greeting cards using plants from your own garden.
Ages: 8 years old and up
The fairly simple, traditional blueprint process is easily accessible for anyone, including children. No artistic skills are necessary to create one-of-a-kind botanical prints. This workshop class will cover the photosensitive chemistry, how to coat your own paper, and how to expose and develop the prints. You will leave with your own handmade prints and the skills to make more.
Children 8 years old and up are welcome to work with an adult chaperone.
Julia first learned the cyanotype process while studying photography at the School of Visual Arts. She started making botanical cyanotypes at home as an activity to do with her young daughter using commercially available coated paper. In her own art practice, she began coating her own paper and experimenting with homemade cameras using the cyanotype printing process. She has taught all types of learners, from elementary children in schools to adults in workshops.