Join us for a one-day workshop exploring one of the oldest photographic processes, the cyanotype. This alternative process produces a characteristic blue hued photographic print. In this workshop participants will use found objects like flowers, plants, or other common items to create unique photograms using the cyanotype process. We will cover the basics of the process from mixing and applying emulsion to exposure and development. Participants are encouraged to bring their own objects with them on the day. Advice will be provided on suitable objects.
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
Saturdays 11am-3 pm
37813 – January 13
37831 – March 9
Winter 2024 registration opens Dec 16 at 10am
*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Dec 13
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 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 Walk; Talk, and the Artist Residency in Motherhood website: http:/www.katherineakey.com