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Taster Day: Introduction to Cyanotype

May 11 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

with Karina Savage

Cyanotype is one of the earliest photographic processes and was developed by Sir John Herschel in 1841. The process was adopted by engineers and architects as a way of producing copies of drawings – hence the term ‘blueprint’ – but was also used by artists throughout the 19th century and Anna Atkins became the first person to make a photographic book with her cyanotypes of plants and seaweed in 1843.

During this course, you will explore the possibilities for creating both Cyanotypes from drawn and photographic images and Photograms from found objects. You will use both a UV exposure unit and sunlight (weather permitting). All materials will be provided and you will be sent further information about any image preparation prior to the course date.

Beginners & refresher course 

£65 per person

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Course information

• Explanation of the technique with examples.
• Coating paper with solution.
• Creating images using found objects and photographs and drawings on acetate.
• Exposing with UV exposure unit.
• Exposing with daylight.
• Washing out the image.

About Karina

Karina got her first taste of printing during her art foundation course at Norwich School of Art, creating large abstract screen prints exploring the potential of overlapping and reconfiguring simple colours and shapes. This exploration continued throughout her degree at Camberwell School of Art where her practice focussed on exploring the relationships and tensions between form, function and decoration.