Botanical Cyanotypes with Robin Cone-Murakami
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Robin Cone-Murakami
Developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, the cyanotype is a camera-less photographic printing process that uses a light sensitive emulsion to create a cyan-blue print. Join us for a full-day intensive as MFA in Visual Studies graduate Robin Cone-Murakami guides participants through this traditional “blueprint” process. Harnessing the power of UV light, we will arrange botanical specimens, found objects and photo negatives on various materials to create beautiful unique prints. Participants will get to experiment with various toning and bleaching methods that alter the traditional cyan blue color. Materials will be provided however participants are encouraged to bring their own small objects and negatives to experiment with. Participants will leave with multiple prints on watercolor paper and one on a natural cotton bandana.
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.