Using a photographic process developed in the early 1800s, produce cyanotype photograms with local artist and owner of the Grubstake Gallery, Kimbre Woods. Cyanotype is an iron-based process where students use non-toxic chemicals to create photographic paper. Cyanotype photograms are produced not by taking photos in the traditional sense, but rather by using a variety of items to block light on the surface of your paper as the chemicals develop in the sunshine. Choose to arrange a compelling composition from items provided by the instructor, such as broken flowers, weeds, and blades of grass. Bring your own items, such as a lacy family heirloom or a clear cassette tape, keeping in mind that flat or soft items are easier to work with as they can be pressed under glass. If you have a drawing that you are especially proud of, bring it to the class, and learn how to refine and make a photographic negative out of your own drawing.
Over two days, learn how to choose paper, make preparations, coat your work surface with emulsion, various printing techniques, and how to process and finalize an image. Experiment with options to finish your work, such as bleaching, tea toning and hand tinting. Leave with both a variety of small prints and a finalized and matted 8” x 12” photogram. Instructor: Kimbre Woods.
Tuesday June 27 - Wednesday June 28th
1:00 - 4:00 p.m