CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

Monday 1st October, 9.30am to 4.00pm

Fee: $150.00

Tutor: Mel Brackstone


One Day Workshop, All levels welcome

"The cyanotype (blue image on a white background) also known as ferro-prussiate or blue print process, was invented and named by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Anna Atkins, one of a handful of women working in photography in the mid-1800s, had the first published book (in 1843) using images made with the cyanotype method, called 'Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns.'"

Jill Enfield, from her book Photo-Imaging, A complete Guide to Alternative Processes

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Required Materials

  1. A4 watercolour paper or similar
  2. 2 x Kitty litter trays that will fit your paper
  3. Glass and backing from a cheap frame to fit the paper
  4. Bulldog clips x 4
  5. Items to print - leaves, interesting shaped things, translucent things, patterned translucent things
  6. latex or nitrile disposable gloves
  7. waterproof apron or old clothes that don't matter if they get wet or stained
  8. preferably closed in shoes, mostly to stop your feet getting wet when rinsing prints.
  9. Soft paintbrush 2 - 3 inches wide. 
  10. glass or pyrex jug to mix chemicals
  11. plastic spoon
  12. Box or thick black plastic bag to fit pre treated paper to keep it in the dark
  13. A couple of newspapers
  14. Optional, hairdryer with cool setting
  15. premixed chemicals and toning substances with be provided by tutor. 

To book your space or enquire about these classes more please call or email us, we would be happy to help. Phone: +61 7 3892 4570 E-mail: studiowestend98@gmail.com