June | TEEN Workshop: Cyanotype Summer Sun

TEEN Workshop: Cyanotype in the Summer Sun

Date  | Tuesday & Thursday, June 13 & 15, 2023

Time  | Tuesday – Thursday 10 AM – 4PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO, 80203

Cost  |  $130

Instructor  |  Dona Laurita

Ages  |  11-17


In this 2-day workshop, students will explore creative possibilities of basic cyanotype print-making to create beautiful and unique prints using the power of the sun.

Course Description:

Designed for all ages/experience levels. Photographic techniques and history will be shared. The combination of hands-on assemblage of materials/objects, sunlight exposure, and the creation of beautifully finished pieces all contribute to this creatively interesting workshop.

Students are encouraged to bring personal objects with interesting silhouettes or various degrees of opacity to make prints. If students have digital images to print through cyanotype contact printing, the images will need to be received prior to class to be made into digital negatives.

  • How cyanotype fits into early photographic history/techniques
  • Creating images without a camera utilizing the sun
  • Chemistry and coating of paper
  • Learning basic assemblage/contact printing
  • Preparing finished work

Materials Needed:

  • Personal or interesting objects with strong silhouettes for contact printing
  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes