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Shannon Driscoll

June 15 Cyanotypes

June 15 Cyanotypes

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CLASS DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2-5pm
LOCATION: Oil and Cotton Studio
INSTRUCTOR: Shannon Driscoll

English botanical artist, collector and photographer Anna Atkins was the first person to illustrate a book with photographic images. She created ethereal silhouettes of plant specimens collected from the seaside using the cyanotype process. The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel in 1842 and has remained virtually unchanged since its invention. 

The class will introduce students to the history of the cyanotype process. Students will learn how to make sensitizing solutions and coat various natural fibered fabrics and papers. Photograms will be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed). A large portion of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the cyanotypes. All materials are provided, but participants are invited to bring plant specimens and objects from home.


Register together with a friend for 10% off. Use discount code BUDDY at checkout.

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