This practical workshop will introduce participants to the simple technique of Cyanotype using the rich collection of foliage and found objects in the Botanic Garden as inspiration. Participants will learn how to transfer botanical specimens, found objects, drawings and photographs into unique Cyanotype prints using a range of suitable papers and ready-made cyanotype sensitizer solution. There will also be opportunity to work with pre coated fabric.
Cyanotype is one of the earliest photographic processes and was invented by Sir John Hershel in 1842. He discovered that ferric salts could be combined to create a light sensitive solution which could be applied to paper and used to transfer images. During the workshop participants will have opportunity to view one exceptional book, the ‘Sun Garden’ by Anna Atkins as well as opportunity to discover how more contemporary artists are using the cyanotype process.
Susie Turner works as a visual artist and educator with a specialism in Fine Art printmaking. She graduated in Fine Art Printmaking from Cambridge School of Art and gained an MA in Visual Arts and Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. The local natural landscape is a constant source of visual ideas and Susie often works directly with existing material, ‘found’ and ‘made’, that has the potential to change state over time or bears visual reminders of past activity.
Bookings for this course will close on Thursday 29 June
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