Sunprints are produced through the cyanotype process. Sunprint as the name implies is a photographic print technique using found objects or photographs on transparencies that are exposed to sunlight. It is one of the earliest photographic process that produces an elegant cyan image without the use of a camera or a darkroom.
Creating prints without a camera is an exciting process because many different techniques and forms are utilized. It is a combination of different art forms; photography, printmaking, and painting.
The process is fun, easy to learn and ideal for experimentation.
You will learn:
- History of Cyanotype
- Anna Atkins & Citizen Scientist
- Preparing photo negatives
- Preparing light sensitive paper
- Methods of Cyanotype print on paper
- Introduction to workshop and cyanotype process
- Mix Cyanotype Sensitiser
- Coating paper
- Make the Prints (Placing objects/negatives, Expose under the Sun
- Break/reflection I
- Drying Prints & Reflection II