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An introduction to Cyanotypes Workshop (part of the Wirral Festival of Firsts) on Saturday 8th July from 10.00am – 4.00pm
The charge for the day workshop including materials and refreshments is £30. Pre booking is essential as places are limited and all payment needs to be made in advance of the class.
We will explore the Cyanotype process using good quality Bockingford watercolour paper. This is the quickest way to understand the process. We will spend the first part of the morning producing single layer exposures and then double layering technique. This will enable you to become familiar with using the equipment. You will then be able to explore your own materials and designs .
We will be using vacuum packs to create a good contact between the paper and the materials, and light boxes to expose the pieces.
Sian will provide all the equipment and a range of materials for you experiment with, but you may wish to bring some of your own. Make sure materials are flat and not too bulky for the vacuum packs. Translucent items that let the light through work particularly well e.g:-
Garlic skins [but not dried leaves and flowers]
Home made papers
Home pressed fresh flowers and petals
Items with interesting ‘open’ patterns
Dense objects don’t allow light through but can create good outlines:-
Tomato tops, strawberry tops
Acetates and text on clear plastic
Black and white – but not colour – photographic negatives