Come learn the wide experimental process of Cyanotype! A contact photographic process that produces prints in a distinctive Cyan Color! No darkroom is needed, instead it uses the power of the sun!
First used by Botanist Anna Atkins in 1843 to create an album of algae specimens by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper, who is regarded as the first female photographer! The cyanotype process was also used to create copies of technical and architectural plans, and these copies were called blueprints; even though the cyanotype process is no longer used, any construction document or detailed plan is still referred to as a blueprint.
In this class you will learn the step by step photographic process. First, you will experiment with different forms to create a two toned image. Next, using a transparency photo positive, you can even create a photographic image. There will be plenty of time to experiment by combining variations of these steps. Take the experiment further and you can even tone the cyanotypes with bleach and tea!
For Photographic print option, please email instructor ([email protected]
) an image you are interested in trying. A transparency will be provided the day of the class.
Danielle Genzel is a Bay Area Artist who received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2015. She is a founding member of the Oakland Art Collective CTRL+SHFT, a space for Women, Artists of Color, and gender nonconforming Artists. Genzel has exhibited locally and is currently an Artist in Residence at Kala Art institute. Her work deals with perception and memory, how a familial archive can influence each, and survive within a digital age.
Cost: $35 + $15 materials fee due at the beginning of class
Location: Ghiradelli Square