10/13: Framed Cyanotype Print

10/13: Framed Cyanotype Print


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Date: Sunday - October 13th, 2019: 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: 416 E. State Street - Loading Dock

Length of Class: 2 hours

Make a Floral Solar Print Workshop is a basic introduction into one of the simplest alternative photographic processes called cyanotype. Cyanotypes are a non-toxic monochrome photographic printing process that yields a cyan-blue print. Using the sun as our light source, we will create images from flowers and plants in your garden, from the forest or your home. We will supply 1 pre-coated 8" x 10" piece of printmaking paper and 4 pre-coated 4” x 5” pieces of printmaking paper and all the other items needed to make your solar prints including a frame for your favorite print. Light snacks and beverages will be provided!

In this workshop, we will:

  • learn the basics of making solar prints (cyanotypes)

  • learn how to design, expose and wash out a print

What you can bring:

  • flowers (live or dry)

  • petals

  • leaves

  • sticks

  • anything that will block out the sun


  • none

What you will go home with:

  • cyanotpes need time to dry - students will pick up their finished pieces at Kadie’s studio in downtown Ithaca

  • 1 - blue pieces of art: 8" x 10" solar prints and 4 -blue pieces of art: 4" x 5" solar prints, the beginning of your "blue period"

  • 1 - 8”x10” glass picture frame

  • an understanding of how to do this at home

  • a supply list

*** if we do not have a sunny day on the scheduled day of our workshop it will be re-scheduled for same time on the following day - Sunday 10/13

Instructor: Kadie Salfi - I was born in Burlington, Vermont and lived in the Bay Area for a good part of my life and now live in Ithaca, NY. I come from a family of artists and started making art at a young age: editions of rainbows, age three. I studied printmaking and photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have been focused on my art career ever since. Over the last 20 years, I have had numerous solo shows and participated in many group shows nationally and internationally. My work is mixed media: cyanotype, screen printing, painting, drawing and sculpture and the subject matter ranges from political to serene and everything in between.

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