Sun + Seaweed: Cyanotype Workshop

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Date & Time

Sun, Jun 11 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Address (map)

703 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Venue (website)

Idyll Mercantile

Join artist & marine scientist Oriana Poindexter for an interactive cyanotype workshop. Learn this early alternative photographic process and use organic materials to create your own cyanotype prints using photo chemistry techniques first developed in the 1840s.

The resulting prints are records of the state of the ocean and your creative process on that particular day, recorded in the blue and white palette of the sea itself. Cyanotype is an alternative photographic process used to create photographic prints in the distinctive shade of Prussian blue and white without the use of a camera, exposed with the sun and developed in water.

This workshop will teach you the fundamentals of the cyanotype process, its history, and will culminate with each participant creating three original cyanotype prints – usually something frame worthy.

The first portion of the workshop will involve an introduction, demonstration, and selection of materials, and the second portion will be a printing session. If you have materials you’d like to bring to use for printing (sentimental objects, dried botanicals, etc), please feel free to bring them. Registration fee includes all materials and instruction, as well as light refreshments and seaweed snacks from 12 Tides.


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