Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Students in this workshop will learn about the cyanotype process, one of the first photographic processes, originally developed in the 1840s. The cyanotype process produces beautiful blue images that require only sunlight and water. Students will be given some background about the history of alternative processes, and cyanotypes in particular. Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results. This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work. Students will take home their new collection of cyanotypes, and will have discovered a process worth more investigation. / This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Materials fee of $20 in addition to tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

What to bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; Digital SLR camera. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

What to wear: Clothes appropriate for messy creativity.

Please Register Before: March 11
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
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Course Details

PH 1105 SP19
Date Start: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Date End: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 331; Main Building, Room 303
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Photography and Filmmaking