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Cyanotype Workshop

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8th September 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: West Elm

Don’t be blue, try something new!

During this 3 hour introductory workshop you will:

· Get an overview of the cyanotype process and what a cyanotype is
· Learn how to prepare your own light-sensitive cyanotype paper
· Explore ways of creating your very own pieces of art using objects and negatives
· Practise exposing and developing the paper to produce prints
· Each person will produce a variety of bespoke pieces of art ready to put on your walls
· You also get to take away a DIY cyanotype art kit complete with everything you will need to continue to print at home

Workshop Description:

Cyanotype is one of the earliest forms of photographic process (It dates back to the mid-1800s) distinctive for its Prussian blue monochrome prints produced in sunlight. This is an effective way of introducing newcomers to photography and the principles of light and light sensitive materials.

The process involves contact printing objects and negatives onto light-sensitive paper in the sun. The historical process is fun, easy to learn, ideal for experimentation, and can be done at home with your very own diy cyanotype art kit.

Things you will need:

· Materials that you would like to make prints, for example, flowers, feathers, buttons, leaves with interesting shapes, semi-transparent materials, ideas for drawings or paper cut-outs, negatives or digital print-outs onto transparencies. There will be an array of materials and objects provided to use on the day too so don’t panic!
·An apron or old clothes (splashes of the liquids can stain)
·And lastly your lovely selves!

Light refreshments and treats provided.

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Based in Brooklyn, New York, West Elm combine global materials with natural and urban influences to create products that suit the demands of modern living. They strive to design clean, simple things that are a pleasure to live with. Many of their products are designed specifically for small spaces, and like a growing number of others, they are striving to make everything green.


Unit G16, Bentall Centre
Entrance off Clarence Street/Wood Street

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