Printmaking with cyanotype (aka sun prints) is an exciting photographic printing process. Sometimes results are predicable, sometimes they are not. The sun is our UV light source, and the sun and weather at the time will determine the intensity and sort of cyanotype prints produced.
Workshops include toning and staining cyanotypes, and how the process can be adapted to other sources, like fabric. Whether you are new to cyanotype or printmaking, a workshop is a great opportunity to work with a simple and exciting sun-printing medium.
This process developed in 1842, and the approach used in my workshop is much the same now as it was then.
I really liked how Carmen gives her students creative ideas but also gives us the freedom to create our own individual pieces. It’s truly amazing watching as the sun does its magic on the cyanotype solution! ~ Sheena