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Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue

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West Town, West Side
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302
Btwn N Wolcott Ave & N Wood St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Veronica Siehl

What you'll learn in this printing class:

In 1843, a botanist and photographer named Anna Atkins self-published her first book of cyanotype photograms. Anna Atkins, who is often cited as the first woman photographer, has inspired many with her collection of images that are both scientific and artistic. 

Cyanotypes are contact prints on light-sensitive paper, bridging photography and printmaking. UV light hitting treated paper triggers a chemical reaction that forms an intense blue dye. This workshop commemorates the work of Atkins by sharing the art form and process of creating cyanotypes.

After looking at historical examples of cyanotypes and the work of Anna Atkins, students in this workshop will explore the process through creating their own botanical prints. Working out of doors, students will use sunlight to make images from native flora, flower shop clippings and hand drawn transparencies. No previous experience necessary for this explorative, and playful process.

No previous experience necessary for this explorative, and playful process.

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For all classes, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat, unless specified otherwise. One-day workshops require full payment. For cancellations made at least one week prior to the first class, we can refund 50% of the full tuition, or give 100% studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. For cancellations made with less than one weeks notice, we can only give studio credit to be used within the next 6 months. No refund is available if students cancel within 48 hours of the class, workshop or lesson.

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Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue
Reviewed by Cassandra W. on 8/1/2016
Travis was a great instructor, he gave us info on the process as well as some history. We had more than enough time in the 4 hour workshop to experiment and make multiple prints. I would definitely recommend this class!
Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/10/2019
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The Spudnik Press Annex hosts a gallery and classroom, independent studios, and shared work space for writers, bookmakers, artists, students, and others. A reference library of small press and experimental book projects is in development.

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