Tutor- Kit Martin
Thursday 12th May
Course fee £55 including materials
Following a successful weekend of workshops in 2021, we are delighted to welcome back Kit Martin for another day of cyanotype. This is a full day workshop suitable for beginners and those who have worked with cyanotype before. It will introduce you to the cyanotype process and provide an opportunity to experiment with printing onto paper and fabric. For the more experienced, you will be able to experiment with toning prints (paper or fabric). Bring a couple of cyanotype prints with you if you like.
Although the emphasis for the day is on paper, you will have the chance to coat some fabric too. This will be a day of experimentation: once you have learnt the basics of mixing chemicals and coating things with them, you will be able to work at your own pace. There will be examples and books for ideas. The number of prints you will make will depend in part on the strength of the sun!
It is suitable for painters, photographers, textile designers, teachers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring some items to make prints with. e.g. plants, feathers, lace or other items that can be squashed under glass (Kit will bring a selection of things for all to use too). Also photographic negatives, printed onto acetate or tracing paper (A5 or smaller) are ideal. An apron is recommended. You will be working outdoors for some of the time.
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With a degree in Biological Imaging and a background in medical and forensic photography, 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.
She enjoys working with Museum collections and is currently rootling around in the moth collection in NMS stores for an ongoing photography project. She is a member of Dundee Print Studio where she also teaches. See examples of her lovely work here.