Over the last few months I have been teaching people the art of Cyanotypes.
Cyanotype printing is a long forgotten 19th century photographic printing process invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also know as shadowgraphs or blue prints this relatively simple process produces prints that are cyan blue.
One of the first pioneers to put the Cyanotype process to the test was Anna Atkins who in 1843 produced a book illustrated with Cyanotypes, pictured below.
With little or no photographic knowledge it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art papers and cloth.
The Cyanotype prints are exposed using the sun and are developed in tap water.
Cyanotypes can be used to create fine art prints, books, bespoke cards and wall hangings. Cyanotype prints are archival and will last for many decades.
There are a number of Cyanotype workshops coming up which are listed below.
–Thursday August 18 2016 in Lismore : https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cyanotype-making-tickets-26835666200?aff=erelexpmlt
–Saturday August 20 2016 in Lismore : http://lismoreartspace.net.au/workshops/
-Sunday August 28 2016 in Murwillumbah: http://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/
–Monday August 29 2016 in Bangalow: http://byronschoolofart.com/raimond-de-weerdt-i-one-day-cyanotypes-workshop/
– Saturday&Sunday September 17-18 in Bangalow: http://byronschoolofart.com/raimond-de-weerdt-i-making-cyanotypes/