In-Person Cyanotype Workshop : Chennai - Aug 2021

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In this workshop we will explore the chemistry of blueprints and the power of the sun with Mentor, Varun Gupta. He will walk you through the process of printing - from mixing of chemicals, coating of surfaces to exposure times. You will learn to make your own prints - photographs and photograms using objects like feathers, leaves, and any other found object and explore how to create unique pieces of art with almost anything under the sun. 

Cyanotype printing, which involves developing prints by exposing material to the sun, is one of the most accessible alternative photographic processes. Initially in the 20th century, the process was used by architects and engineers to create copies of their notes, drafts and drawings to create what is known as ‘blueprints’. 

The ‘photogram’ process entered the world of photography when Anna Atkins began to document plants. Now the low cost process of printing cyanotype images has built its identity of being an artform, an alternative photographic process and a way to create personal and historic archives. 

This workshop includes:

  • A detailed introduction on the techniques and execution of Cyanotype art.
  • Tools and materials from artisan suppliers for the workshop, curated by Varun Gupta. 
  • Printed negatives of 2-3 photographs for the workshop.

Schedule: 

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Introduction and demo.   
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Hands-on activities. 

Note:

First three registrations can avail a discount of INR 500. Use code EARLYBIRD at checkout!

Ages 15+ only. Prior knowledge of photography or printing is not required. 

You are invited to share 3-4 photographs that you wish to print via cyanotype process, we will generate a negative for you to work with. Please write to programming@chennaiphotobiennale.com once you have completed payment to send us the files along with a booking confirmation.