Harness the power of the sun to create beautiful ble prints using the historical Cyanotype process, discovered and developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Cyanotype printing is one of the oldesrt, simplest, safest and economical alternative photographic processes. Traditionally harnessing the power of the sun to easily make beautiful blue prints from objects like leaves, flowers, feathers and other objects, etc. The possibilities are endless. The process can also be achieved indoors utilising a UV light box during times of low or poor sunlight. A large selection of objects will be provided for use in the workshop, but feel free to bring your own. Examples include plant cuttings, flowers, jewellery, lace, small items of glassware, etc. You will learn about the process and chemistry involved, how to coat sheets of paper with the required chemistry, drying, arranging objects on the paper, and exposing. Development is done in water and no darkroom is required. No prior skills or understanding of photography is required. It is an easy, fun process that produces relatively quick results with work that is finished on the day. It is very hands on. Notes on the process and where to obtain materials and chemicals will be provided. Please bring along snacks/lunch and drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Dark Arts Photography and Darkroom is supported by Kickstart Arts as part of the Creative Living Park project - turning the story around.