The cyanotype, or “blue-printing,” is an iron-based photo printing process that responds to UV light. Participants will create cyanotype prints on paper and fabric bases using the sun as our exposure unit. These sessions will include live demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and the opportunity to discuss each other’s work at the end of the session. Each online instructional will be introduced with a reading on Anna Atkins (16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871), British botanist and first credited female photographer, who bound a cyanotype-filled log of British seaweeds in 1843. We will use Atkins and her delicate recordings of nature as the impetus for projects.
Please note, this is a 6 part class, taking place on 6 different days via Zoom.
Tuesday, September 8 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Thursday, September 10 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Tuesday, September 15 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Thursday, September 17 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Tuesday, September 22 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Thursday, September 24 | 1:30–3:30 PM EST
Image: Anna Atkins, Algae, Cyanotype
LIZ BANNISH is an artist and printmaker who has been training professionally in the arts since 2009. Her work touches on themes of marine fables, humans at sea, feminine power, and nature’s revenge. Liz’s personal prints have been shown on a national scale from Los Angeles to New York, and in mediums from fine art prints, to photographs, to alternative processes. She was the Printmaking and Photo Technician for Smith College in Northampton, MA for five years. Previously, she has trained as Apprentice Printer at Wingate Studio in NH and conducted workshops for the Southern Graphics Council. She earned her BFA in Printmaking from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving the John Roy second best in show award for her senior thesis exhibition in 2011. Visit Liz at www.lizbannish.com and instagram @spurdogmcbeasty