Saturday April 4, 2020
1-Day Class from 9 AM to 5 PM
Ages 18+ years
Old School, Waterford, Virginia
Join photographer Nate Larson who will lead participants through the process of turning plant specimens and simple smartphone snapshots into cyanotype photographs using the power of the sun.
This full-day workshop will explore the possibilities of working with the Cyanotype process in both traditional and contemporary iterations. Since 1842, Cyanotype, also known as blue prints, has been one of the most stable yet experimental alternative photographic processes. The process is accessible to those of all ages, though children should be accompanied by an adult.
In the morning, students will learn to coat the emulsion onto provided paper and fabric and expose and develop prints from found objects and scavenged plants. In the afternoon, we will learn how to make digital negatives from smartphone photographs (or scanned family photographs) and students will create new Cyanotype prints from their own photographs.
Lunch and snacks are provided.
Material Fee: Come to class with a smart phone, family photographs or other images on a flash drive, and special paper or a natural fabric you would like to imprint images on. All other materials are provided with advance payment of the $25 materials fee.
$175 Class Fee
$25 Materials Fee