4262 County Rd B
Land O' Lakes
Adults & Teens $45
All materials supplied.
Deadline for payment/registration: Dec 6th
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.
For this printing process, a photosensitive solution is made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate. This solution is applied to paper, and is exposed to ultra violet rays. UV light such as the sun, a light box, or a UV lamp is used to obtain positive and monochromatic images in tints of blue.
In this class, Norma will share a brief history of cyanotype, and then students will create “sun” prints that are suitable for framing – and gift giving! At the end of class, other cyanotype art forms will be discussed, along with the examination of works by modern cyanotype artists. Students will leave learning about this simple, yet exciting art form, and take away ideas of how to tie it to their own work, regardless of medium.
Norma Dycus Pennycuff was born and raised in Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and finished a BFA in studio art with a concentration in film and photography. Her first art job was as an illustrator for Discovery Education drawing graphics for standardized test. In 2011 her husband found a job in Three Lakes Wisconsin and the family packed up and made the Northwoods their new home. Norma’s love of art spread naturally to teaching and sharing art with friends and neighbors. Since making the Northwoods home she has become mindful of the relationship between art and nature. Norma currently works in cyanotype and is exploring natural plant materials as an alternative to traditional darkroom chemistry and toxic materials.
A bag lunch
Smock or apron
Optional flat objects – lace and/or doilies, keys, pressed or paper flowers, feathers, or other flat objects that will work under glass.