Open today 9am-5pm


Instructor: Jo Yarrington
Saturday, August 24 through Sunday, August 25
2-day Workshop, 10am-4pm
Class size 4-8, All Levels
$250 members, $300 non members

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Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process in the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce “Blueprints”. Jo will be demonstrating how to make Cyanotype photograms, experimental camera-less images  using two chemicals, ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide. After applying the photo-sensitive emulsion on your choice of paper or other substrates such as cloth, artists will use glass or other objects placed on the coated surface to make the photogram. The coated paper and “object stencils” will be exposed to sunlight (or, if raining, UV light box) to create the print.


JO YARRINGTON’s drawings, book arts, photographs, and architecturally-based installations have been shown in exhibitions at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, Yale University, the Museum of Glass, WA, Chashama 20 W. 53rd, NY, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Artists Space, NY, Artspace, CT and Grounds for Sculpture. New York City 2016 exhibitions include Odetta Gallery and the Humanities Gallery, Long Island University Brooklyn. International exhibitions have included Galeria Sala Uno, Italy, Centro de las Artes de Guanajuato, Mexico, Christuskirche, Germany, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. 

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Image: Jo Yarrington, “Creating Cyanotypes as Experimental Photograms/Camera-less Images”

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  • Notebook/ Sketchpad
  • Drawing materials
  • cotton or silk cloth 
  • other found surfaces like  paper bags, found scraps, etc
  • shot glass
  • inexpensive haiku brush 
  • glass objects or other semi translucent surfaces to use as stencils for light