Saturday, June 1
Join us at CHAW for a special Cyanotype Workshop to learn about the cyanotype process from CHAW teaching artist and photography department chair Katherine Akey. The workshop will delve into the method of photographic printing developed in the mid-1800s – a method which produces a beautiful cyan-blue print. Originally used to reproduce notes or blueprints, the process was quickly adapted to print silhouettes of objects, stencils, and negatives. Participants will have all supplies provided to produce three 6"x9" prints on watercolor paper and are encouraged to bring some additional materials to print on, if they'd like! Any organic material will work -- including cotton tote bags, silk scarves, etc. We recommend tan, cream, or white color surfaces for best results. Participants are also encouraged to bring black and white negatives, stencils, flowers, and other objects to use to create their prints. Inspiration can be found here! Call (202) 547-6839 to sign up!