In this cyanotype workshop, we will use water, sunlight, and iron compounds to make camera-less photographic prints! Cyanotype printmaking is an all-age and skill-level activity.
Time & Location
Jul 22, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Birmingham, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
About the event
In this cyanotype workshop, we will use water, sunlight, and iron compounds to make
camera-less photographic prints! Cyanotype printmaking is an all-age and skill-level
activity (adult supervision of students under 18 required). This course aims to
demonstrate the cyanotype printing process, allow attendees time to explore the
medium and create five prints for the participants to take home after the workshop.
This alternative photographic process which dates back to 1842, utilizes two iron-based
chemicals; ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. During this class, we
will create five unique photograms, images made without a camera. We will discuss the
emulsion mixing and coating of paper in addition to the history of the process. There will
be hands-on practice with contact printing through UV exposure, water development,
and rapid oxidization to reveal the deep blue tones this process is known for. Join us at
Sloss Furnaces for a three-hour dive into the cyanotype process!
During the workshop, we will make five prints:
- Instructor gathered objects (5” x 7”)
- Found objects from the Sloss Furnaces site (5” x 7”)
- Personal objects brought by attendee (5” x 7”)
- Monoprint - imagery drawn on transparency (5” x 7”)
- Independent Composition (8” x 10”)
Please be prepared to be out in the sun for the duration of the course! Bring plenty of
water and something to eat for a scheduled break. Wearing sunscreen, protective
clothing, and a hat are encouraged.
Cyanotype Workshop$150.00+$3.75 service fee