Cyanotypes - One-Day Workshop with Kathleen Hannan and Cynthia DiDonato

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society - Lower Level Classroom
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Cyanotypes - One-Day Workshop

Location: RIWS Classroom (Lower Level of Gallery)
Instructor: Kathleen Hannan and Cynthia DiDonato
Date: Saturday, June 22nd, or RAIN DATE Sunday, June 23rd
Time: 10am- 2pm
Materials Fee: $10

Are you interested in learning a new printing technique? Then this basic workshop is for you.

A cyanotype is an alternate form of printmaking. It is a contact print made by placing an object on UV sensitive paper and then exposing the paper to sunlight. The UV light causes a chemical reaction in the exposed areas of the paper. Any areas not exposed to sunlight stay white.

Cyanotypes were discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Anna Atkins, a family friend of the Herschel family handprinted several albums of botanical and textile specimens. Her book “Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions” was the world’s first photographically illustrated book.

Materials List: Cyanotype Materials List.pdf

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