In this hands-on workshop with artist Sally Ayre, participants will learn how to create cyanotype prints with darker blues and deeper tonal range using modern printing processes. Participants will be guided through the experience of combining contemporary image-making with one of the earliest photographic printing processes. Cyanotype is a non-silver process that can be combined or used independently to create distinctive Blue-toned imagery on natural materials such as silk or art papers. Unlike traditional silver-based photographic processes that require harmful chemicals and generate toxic waste, cyanotype relies on a simple and safe blend of iron compounds and sunlight. Participants will learn proper coating, exposing, and developing techniques for Cyanotype, providing them with the skills to further embrace and pursue an alternative process that honours both creativity and environmental awareness.
Participants must bring their own black and white digital negatives (maximum size 8×10″). If you need to print digital negatives, Gallery 44 can provide this service only for the purposes of this workshop. You can print digital negatives for $10/square foot. Please inquire about this service upon registration. You must submit your files at least two weeks before the workshop in order to have them for the session. All other materials will be provided.