Cyanotype Printing: Botanical Bits & Bobs and Found Objects!


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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

$80 + $25 Supply Fee

Class Limit: 12 Students

Absolute beginner? Do you want hands-on experience fabric printing with cyanotype? This one-day workshop is for you! No art experience necessary!

Explore the transformative magic of cyanotype, a photographic process discovered in the 19th century, and create fascinating, mysterious compositions using everyday objects. Arlene will also demo cyanotype printing using images printed on transparencies as negatives.

Let Arlene Westen guide you through your adventure in this unique image making process!

Check out Arlene’s blog post: Cyanotype? It’s basically foolproof!

About the Instructor: Multi-disciplinary artist, Arlene Westen, brings over 30 years of teaching experience to her students. Her proficiencies include mixed-media, collage, surface design, book arts, and printmaking.

After graduating from Grant MacEwan University with a Visual Arts Diploma, she earned two further baccalaureate degrees: Fibre Art (Honors) from Alberta University of the Arts, and a Studio Arts Degree (Honors with Great Distinction) from University of Lethbridge.

To see more of Arlene’s work, visit her Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook: @aweinspiredcreativity

Instagram: @arlenewesten

Instructor will provide cyanotype information handouts and 2 transparencies to demo.

The Paint Spot will provide cyanotype printing materials: Cyanotype Pretreated Fabric Sheets by Jacquard (2), Cyanotype chemical set by Jacquard, foam brushes, 8 x 10” frame with plexiglass and Masonite, plastic developing tubs, wax paper, 140 lb hot press paper (included in the supply fee).

Please Bring:

  1. Flat found objects (leaves, flowers, keys, gears, jewelry, etc – must be able to lay flat under plexiglass frame) to use as negatives for your print
  2. Plastic bag or container to carry home your damp printed sheets in
  3. Apron or clothes that can be soiled without remorse, notebook (optional), lunch & drink, and your own PPE (gloves, mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

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