An introduction to an early form of photography – Cyanotype.
Discover the history and wonder of this magical form of image-making. Create your own unique postcard images. An exciting process using sunlight and water to form cyanotype prints, also known as blueprinting or sun printing.
Using inspiration from objects in the Worthing museum collection and the local Sussex landscape, develop unique photographs without using your camera or a digital phone.
Textile journalling, an exploration of art, textiles, science and design through the medium of cyanotype, natural dyeing, botanical inks and
A 3 days immersion and connection to the stunning landscape and gardens of West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ
This course offers you the time and space to discover resources, colours and shapes from the local environment to use as starting points for fresh and focused interpretation.
By enlisting found objects, we will explore creative journals and sketchbooks as a starting point for mixed media or textile-based work. A series of creative exercises exploring drawing, made drawing tools and botanical inks, collage, stitch and cyanotype will add personal expression and meaning to your work.
Our workshops bring together a unique experience inspired by nature and the positive energy of the the beautiful island of Nisyros. Together with the artists behind the book Nature Journal, you will create and collect material to explore in different art and craft techniques inspired by the land and the season.
The workshops have been set up for beginners and art professionals to inspire, motivate and reconnect with nature. During the workshops we will introduce you to techniques which make use of the natural elements on the island. We will explore beaches, forage plants and respectfully gather materials for inspiration and use.
Nisyros is a small volcanic island in Greece, in the middle of the Dodecanese complex, it is said to have emerged after a series of successive eruptions. The island is renowned for its natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage.
Enjoy connecting with others and the elements to create a foundation of creative ideas to spring from. This course will deepen your connection to nature and encourage you to try out exciting methods to develop unique new works. Your Nature Journal book will be a useful resource to work in alongside further experiments on paper and fabric.
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in creating colours from nature on fabric, learnt to prepare a light sensitive solution and how to apply it successfully to make cyanotype prints and deepened your knowledge of process and practice in seasonally connected activities.
A chance to learn how to develop a unique blueprint and browntone postcard to record plant specimens from the South London Botanical Institute herbarium using a historical form of botanical photography.
11 – 2 pm
Sunday 11th June
The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
Tel: 020 8674 5787