On Wednesday, June 18th from 6-10pm, the AS220 Printshop is offering a course in Cyanotype. Cyanotype, a photographic printing process that results in a cyan-blue print, is the perfect place to start an education in alternative (non-silver) photographic processes. Not only is this alternative process low in cost and simple to master, but it creates beautiful and distinctive results. This class will be of interest to both photographers looking to broaden their printing options, and print based artists looking to add a photographic element to their work.
The class will begin with a discussion on sourcing, mixing and storing of the chemistry used in preparing the photographic emulsion. Then basic digital negative preparation and enlargement will be covered, along with available options for printing. This course will use a UV light source in the printshop, but printing with sunlight will also be discussed.
Once prints have been made, the techniques of bleaching and toning will be demonstrated and practiced. Finishing techniques will be discussed, touching upon the archival qualities of the prints, to conclude the class.
Instructor: Lindsey Beal
Lindsey Beal is a photo-based artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. She has an M.F.A. in Photography from the University of Iowa and completed a Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa’s Center for the Book.
Her work focuses on historical and contemporary women’s lives and feminism. She combines traditional photography (analogue, digital and historical processes) with installation and sculpture to create non-traditional photographic work, trying to find a balance between concept and craft. This work often includes papermaking, printmaking and artist books.
Her work can be found nationally in various public and private collections and she is represented by Boston’s Panopticon Gallery.