Cyanotype: Blue Heart Valentine’s

February 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
AS220 Printshop
Lucie Way
Providence, RI 02903
Brain Whitney
401 831 9327 x 201

Sunday, February 12, 1-5pm Cost: $45

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Feeling blue? Good! What better way to show your valentine than with the cyanotype printmaking process! This session we encourage you to bring lovey-dovey (or achy-breaky) images of love for a hand-made cyanotype Valentine’s Day card.

Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes.  Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results.  This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.

The class will begin with a discussion on sourcing, mixing and storing of the chemistry used in preparing the photographic emulsion.  Then basic digital negative preparation and enlargement will be covered, along with available options for printing.  This course will use a UV light source in the printshop, but printing with sunlight will also be discussed.

Once prints have been made, the techniques of bleaching and toning will be demonstrated and practiced.  Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.