1-Day Cyanotype Workshop

Artist-Instructor: Karina Rovira

Format: In-person at the Karina’s Studio (Erdmannstraße 13, 10827 Berlin) *Note: There is no restroom in the studio but very friendly cafe’s around the corner.

Language: English

Date: August 2, 2024
Friday, 11:00-17:00 (40 min lunch break around 13:00)

Date: August 3, 2024
Saturday, 11:00-17:00 (40 min lunch break around 13:00)

Cost: 120€ (inc. VAT)

Materials:

  • The price includes all the essential materials: cyanotype chemicals, paper, brushes, equipment to create cyanotype.
  • You can bring your own additional surfaces to print on (options will be discussed during the first class) and a notebook.

What to Expect:

Discover the beauty of one of the first photography techniques invented, cyanotype – also known as a blueprint. We will take the time to explore printing on various surfaces, and object. Cyanotype is a lovely process that is simple, fun, and a flexible art-making experience.

Learn the history and process of a cyanotype during this workshop. Each class includes step-by-step instructions on how to develop your print, as well as individual consultation. You will gain the tools and knowledge to be able to continue making cyanotypes at home on your own, explore new ideas, and continue experimenting. You will leave this workshop with artworks you can frame for yourself, or give as gifts to your friends and family. 

Topics Covered:

  • We will learn the history of the cyanotype, and discover how artists have used this process.
  • How to prepare cyanotype: mixing chemicals, coating paper, and exposing to light. 
  • Creating images with botanical and found objects.
  • Building your own composition 

What is a cyanotype?

Cyanotype is a photographic process that when two chemicals mix together they become light-sensitive and produce a cyan-blue print using UV light. This process was invented by John Herschel in 1842. This process was used by botanist Anna Atkins in 1843 to create the very first book that had photographic illustrations, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for ages 16 and up, beginners, as well as artist exploring alternative  processes. This workshop is held in English.