In this hands-on cyanotype workshop, you will learn how cyanotype chemistry works to create an insoluble prussian blue pigment. super/collider's Melanie King and artist Constanza Isaza will lead the workshop, and show you how cyanotype chemistry has been used by artists and scientists alike. We will have a special viewing of the Thomas Mailaender exhibition at Ditto Press, and consider which techniques Mailaender may have used to make his images.
You will learn how to sensitise paper, and can experiment with different coating techniques to make your own cyanotype prints. You will learn how photograms work, and we encourage you to bring along interesting objects that can be flattened to make interesting compositions; leaves, cotton wool, flowers, paper, large format negatives etc. You will also have the option of using a UV exposure unit or experimenting with natural ultraviolet light from the Sun.
If you have a particular image you would like to print as a cyanotype, please send a high resolution image (300dpi to print at 8x10in) to firstname.lastname@example.org stating which workshop you have booked, at least three days before your booked workshop. Images submitted after this date will not be printed.