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Blue Christmas – A Festive Cyanotype Workshop

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 by in News

Saturday 3rd December – 5pm-9pm

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A special festive evening workshop where we will guide you through making your own beautiful and unique handmade Christmas cards and gifts, using the historic cyanotype process. 

 

 Blue Christmas - A Cyanotype Workshop

Saturday 3rd December – 5pm-9pm

All materials and numerous mince pies will be provided.

Β£30 per participant 

Oriel Colwyn - Upstairs at Theatre Colwyn 

Book your place

 You can use up to 5 of your own images or photographs on christmas cards as cyanotypes but you will need to email them to us in advance so we can prepare them for use on the day.

If you would like to use your own images or photographs please email them to submit@orielcolwyn.org by the end of Thursday 1st December.

 

Learn how to produce Cyanotypes, the camera-less photographic process.

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Developed in 1842 by the scientist John Herschel, paper is coated with a particular light sensitive solution turning it green. When this is exposed to sunlight or ultra-violet light it changes to grey, then rinses to a rich indigo. Objects placed on it, blocking the light, leave a precise white photographic image. 

It is quick and straight forward process that quickly lends itself to complexity: exposures only take 10 minutes and the paper is simply rinsed in tap water to fix. The impact of the colour is stunning and the results are always positive.

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