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Cyanotype Workshop

April 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us in our brand new BAC Darkroom, created by Saja Montague. Learn the exciting process of creating a cyanotype photogram!

About this Event

What it’s all about: 🔵 💡


Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide.

**Students will learn basic cyanotype printing techniques for the printing of photo-grams. Students will learn a short history of cyanotypes, learn to coat different types of paper and fabric and to use objects from nature and around the house to make photo-gram prints.

**Students will have the option of constructing 6 – 5×7 prints or 3 – 8 x 10 prints on paper. One fabric piece will be available to each student, as well.


Materials List:

All materials will be provided; however, it is optional for students to bring from home or gather from nature their own objects to create their photograms with. Examples of different types of objects that can be utilized will be below.

  • flowers, any kind (pressed or fresh)
  • leaves, weeds, grass
  • feathers
  • paper – cut into shapes
  • small glass bottles, any smaller glass objects
  • paperclips, pens, pencils, paintbrushes
  • earrings, broaches, necklaces, rings
  • 4×5 negatives, any kind of see-through paper or acetate

The possibilities are endless!

Bonus * Instructions for printing acetate negatives from your home printer will be provided during the class.


April 12, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Beckley Art Center
600 Johnstown Rd, Beckley, WV 25801, USA
Beckley, West Virginia United States


Beckey Art Center
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