with Aly de Groot
Learn cyanotype and produce your own sun prints on paper and fabric, using gathered items collected on a walk together and hand-woven objects made in the class.
Spend the afternoon slow stitching and learn basic book binding to make your samples into a gorgeous hand-made little book.
Cyanotype is an alternative photographic invented by John Herschel in the early 1800s. His niece, English artist and botanist Anna Atkins, is regarded as one of the first female photographers’ due to her explorations and discoveries that contributed significantly to the evolution of photography practice. The cyanotype process involves placing objects, such as wind fallen leaves and dried flowers, on paper or fabric coated with light-sensitive chemicals and then left in the sunlight for exposure.
Atkins’s stunning botanical prints were the botanist’s means of understanding and settling a curiosity with her direct surrounds, creating an intimate and inspiring connection with the natural world.
Sunday, 16 August
10am to 2pm (with a short break for lunch)
Please wear closed-toe footwear and comfortable clothing. All materials are supplied, bring your own lunch, you may bring your own flat leaves and dried flowers, but this isn’t necessary as some will be supplied.
Minimum class size 5, maximum 8. Class subject to cancellation due to insufficient bookings in which case fees paid will be refunded. Full student refunds can be issued up to 7 working days prior to commencement, however individual classes will not be refunded due to nonattendance.
Tactile Arts members can access their workshop discount by entering CYANOTYPE MEMBER into the discount code field at the checkout.
Tactile Arts is committed to providing a safe work environment in all studios. A Northern Territory Government approved COVID-19 Safety Plan has been implemented and includes physical distancing and health and hygiene measures for all studio users.