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A hands on workshop, learning how to make cyanotype blueprints – an early photographic technique using foraged and natural materials.
Outdoor workshop in the chapel footprint garden in Warstone Lane Cemetery with artist Jo Gane, places limited to ensure social distancing.
This workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to make cyanotype blueprints. The cyanotype process is one of the earliest photographic processes, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and involves using paper coated with light sensitive iron salts to produce prints with a distinctive Prussian blue colour.
Prints can be made with natural materials foraged from around the cemetery such as leaves and feathers – or feel free to bring objects to work with. If you are bringing materials to print from, small objects (no bigger than an A4 sheet) which can lie flat and are partially opaque work the best – lace and fabrics can be very effective. Jo will be bringing pre-coated cyanotype paper for ease of use out on location, however instructions and support about how to coat paper and work with this process at home will also be provided.