A full day workshop introducing you to the historical photographic process of cyanotype, led by Kit Martin.
You will be introduced to the cyanotype process, which is a cameraless photographic technique that produces a vibrant blue and white image when exposed to uv light and then washed.
This will be a day of experimentation; once you have learnt the basics of mixing chemicals and coating paper, you will be able to work at your own pace. There will be examples and books for ideas. The number of prints we will make will depend in part on the strength of the sun!
Who is this course suitable for?
It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. No previous experience is necessary. Not suitable for under 13s, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
About Kit Martin
Kit Martin is interested in where art and science crossover and the beauty and fragility of the natural world. She is currently working with historical photographic processes, primarily cyanotype, argyrotype, lumens, photograms and pinhole, as well as digital photography.
What’s included and what to bring
All materials are provided, and we will have a wander round the croft collecting a few bits of plants, but you might also want to bring some items to make prints with e.g. plants, feathers, lace or negatives (flat things that can be squashed under glass).
An apron is recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals. We will be working outdoors for some of the time so bring waterproof clothing and footwear if the forecast is poor.
The price includes tea, coffee and home-baking morning and afternoon, and lunch, prepared using ingredients mostly grown and produced at Dalmore. We can cater for vegetarians and provide gluten-free meals and treats – please indicate on the booking form if you have any dietary requirements.