Creating Cyanotypes on Fabric with Jennifer Steen-Booher
Learn cyanotype printing on fabric with local artist Jennifer Steen-Booher. Cyanotype, also known as blueprint, is an early form of photography. Placing an object on paper or fabric coated in ferric ammonium and potassium ferricyanide and exposing it to sunlight causes a photochemical reaction that darkens the exposed surface and leaves a detailed impression of the object. Water is then used to develop and fix the image. This unique art form requires careful attention to placement and exposure times, but the results can be stunning! Workshop participants will receive 10 pieces of 8 1/2 x 11” fabric that have been prepared for cyanotype printing. Jenn will discuss science and technique with examples of her own work. Tools will be provided, along with an assortment of natural objects including plants, feathers, seaweed, and more, so you can create your own prints with guidance from Jenn. Feel free to bring along objects you’d like to experiment with!