Advance Techniques in Cyanotype

6/7 – 6/28
Wednesday 5-7pm
Katherine Akey

Course Description

In this class we’ll be exploring one of the oldest photographic processes, the cyanotype. This alternative process produces a characteristic blue hued photographic print and has been used by artists to create works ranging from photographs to books, sculptures, in situ installations, costumes, animations, and more. This class will take participants beyond the basics of the process; we’ll explore the many materials that cyanotype can be applied to and will try our hand at toning cyanotypes with tea, coffee, wine, and tannic acid.


Photo Center Orientation is not required for this class, but it is required if student wishes to come to the Photo Center outside the workshop to develop film on their own and/or print their own photos in the Darkroom.


Katherine Akey (Scroll down for more information about the instructor)

Dates and Time

Jun 7 – June 28, Wednesday 5-7pm

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Summer 2023 registration opens
May 20 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts May 17

IInstructor Bio – Katherine Akey

Katherine Akey is an artist based in San Francisco, CA where she makes work about polar exploration, World War I, love, and memory. Her practice includes photography, printmaking, fiber arts, and creative writing. She has an MFA from the International Center of Photography, was a Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and was the Visiting Assistant Professor in Studio Arts at Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU from 2018-2020. Currently she instructs at Penumbra Foundation, mentors with Image Threads Collective, and is staff at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has participated in several artist residencies including The Arctic Circle, Bonfire Walku0026amp;Talk, and the Artist Residency in Motherhood.