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Cyanotype Photography Workshop

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Magic happens! Transform plain white paper into a rich blue photograph. No
matter what your artistic interests are here’s an opportunity to free yourself from conventional
restraints. This alternative photographic process is accessible, exciting and applicable to other
mediums. There’s something here for everyone. No photo background is necessary to master this
Students will produce blue photographic prints on paper or cloth using Cyanotype, one of the
earliest and most beautiful non-silver processes in photography. This workshop, photographic in
nature, requires no darkroom or extensive equipment.
We’ll take something old and something blue and give it a new interpretation. These blue prints are
made with the help of the sun so bring your sunglasses. Participants will coat paper or cloth with a
light sensitive solution using a foam brush and work on their negatives. To make a negative, students
may draw on a transparent sheet using a permanent marker, cut out and tape down pieces of old
photographic negatives, or use the copy machine to transfer a previously created image to a
transparent sheet. Participants will place their negative and interestingly shaped objects such as
stencils on their now dry paper or cloth and carry outside to the sun. Exposure takes approximately
five to ten minutes. For development, the paper or cloth is placed under running water for five
minutes. Afterwards, the images are hung up to dry for about one hour. This workshop is a lot of


Please call (585) 494-1120 to reserve your spot


June 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Bryon-Bergen Public Library
13 South Lake Ave
Bergen, NY 14416 United States
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(585) 494-1120
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