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One-Session Workshop: Blue Beauty: Cyanotypes

Discover a historic photographic printing technique that you can do in your own backyard! This workshop with instructor Alex Orgera will provide you with a brief introduction to the cyanotype process, which was discovered by John Herschel in 1842 and used for over a century to reproduce drawings and images (it was especially popular among engineers, thus the term “blueprint”!).

You’ll learn how to prepare your photosensitive material and make prints outside in the sunlight, using found objects and transparencies as your negatives. The workshop will also explore techniques for printing on fabric, as well as toning your images to alter their final color.