Drawing with Light: The Blue Print Cyanotype Workshop
Join the Gadsden Museum of Art in welcoming Tuscaloosa artist Sarah Ann Austin in her hands-on cyanotype workshop, an excellent way to learn the traditional approach to one of the first photographic printmaking processes.
Austin’s cyanotype process uses traditional techniques and chemicals designed to create unique, one of a kind, handcrafted prints dating back to the invention in 1842 by Sir Jon Herschel. The workshop will introduce some basic photo/printmaking techniques as well as advanced methods for further exploration on paper and Fabric. We will cover how to create the chemical solutions and start printing. Students will walk away with a number of paper prints and fabric prints along with the knowledge to continue to print in their own studios and homes.
Cyanotype chemistry and a limited supply of paper are included. You will be asked to bring objects from your home, flowers from your garden, fabric you may want to print on or make a print with, found objects that are approximately the size of a 5×7 image or slightly larger. NOTE: Your objects will not be ruined or damaged in the printing process unless you decide to print on your fabric!
Additional specialty handmade cotton and native fiber papers will be available for purchase from Sarah Ann’s own handmade paper collection for $5 per sheet.
This is an all ages all levels workshop; participants are expected to have no prior knowledge of the photographic process only a certain amount of enthusiasm for image making! Enrollment is limited to ensure one-on-one attention.