I am pleased to announce I shall be running a Cyanotype workshop at the end of March in Swansea.
Cyanotypes or Blueprints are essentially a photographic process, one of the first invented actually, it was invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, but it was Anna Atkins -known as the first woman photographer- who used it to document botanical specimens not long after that time. These days it’s used by photographers and printmakers alike to produce unique blueprints.
Here are a few of my own works using the process, these pieces are old works for me now, but I have been doing some new ones.. I’ve just not finished working on them yet! For more details on the workshop see below…
CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH KARA SEAMAN AT SWANSEA PRINT WORKSHOP
Saturday and Sunday | March 30 and 31| 11.00 – 4.00
Full / Keyholder members £65 | Ordinary members £80 | Non-member £95
Swansea Print Workshop, 19A Clarence Street, Swansea, SA1 3QR
This two day workshop will introduce the process of Cyanotype or Blueprints s it is often known, and the extraordinary range of source material that can be used. Textile artists may be interested to use it as a basis for further machine work/ appliqué and embroidery
The course will cover:
Mixing the chemicals to produce a light sensitive working solution.
Choosing and coating a range of suitable substrates /papers . The emulsion can also be painted onto fabric for development as a textile piece.
This very versatile process will allow you to develop imagery through a wide range of sources
Photographic imagery can be used if it is transferred to acetate/ transparency
Drawn / painted imagery on tracing paper or specialist drawing film
A wide range of ‘found’ objects can be used exploiting texture and shape with great subtlety,
Cut paper shapes can also be used.
Exposure and processing involves the control of a UV light source | washing out and drying
The first day will concentrate on exploring creative possibilities through a range of small experimental pieces. The second day will provide the opportunity to develop larger finished pieces.
PLEASE NOTE: TO BOOK A PLACE YOU MUST CONTACT JACKIE FORD NOT MYSELF…SEE BELOW
To book a place on a course please email email@example.com or call in to Swansea Print Workshop, 19A Clarence Street, Swansea, SA1 3QR.
Telephone calls can be taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10.30 – 4.00 01792 464418.
Please note: ALL COURSES must be paid in full to guarantee your place on the course. In the event you can’t attend, they will only refund any fees paid if they can fill your place.
Payment is by cheque | Cash | BACS TRANSFER | Card payments can be taken in the Swansea Print Workshop.
Bank details Swansea Print Workshop | 08-92-50 | A/N 68226444
PLEASE NOTE | if you use this method of payment please send SPW an email to notify them that the payment has been made and they will send you a receipt and an acknowledgement that your place is reserved.
You can see more workshops on their website here.
All prints shown are by myself.