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Sunday 8th August at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cyanotype on Fabric and Paper – additional day

Because the workshop on 7 August is now fully booked, Kit Martin is running an additional one the following day. This is a full day workshop introducing you to the cyanotype process and provides an opportunity to experiment with printing onto fabric and paper. It is suitable for textile designers, painters, photographers and anyone else who might be interested in this fascinating, versatile process. Beginners are welcome, but you will also benefit if you are looking for a refresher in this fascinating process.

Although the emphasis for the day is on fabric, you will, once you have coated some fabric with cyanotype chemicals, make prints on paper 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!

No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided, but you might want to bring bits of fabric (natural only and washed), and/or some items to make prints with. e.g. plants, feathers, lace or other items that can be squashed under glass. An apron is recommended, to avoid blue stains from the chemicals. You will be working outdoors for some of the time.

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 has collaborated with Bell Pettigrew Museum and MUSA in St Andrews, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Dundee Heritage Trust Museums. She is a member of Dundee Print Studio and PrintRoom Dundee. See examples of her lovely work here.

Cost £55, including some materials.

The Arthouse is currently limiting class numbers to six, and you can look at our Covid arrangements here. If you have any further queries, please get in touch.

To book, please visit Eventbrite.

Details

Date:
Sunday 8th August
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Off The Rails Arthouse
Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street
Ladybank, Fife KY15 7JT United Kingdom
Website:
https://www.offtherailsarthouse.com/

Organiser

Kit Martin