Intro to Cyanotype Printing
Take a cyanotype class at AS220 Industries with Andre Lee Bassuet. Otherwise known as sunprints, though we don’t need the sun when you have a UV exposure unit at the Industries! Learn how to prep the materials needed to treat fabric and paper and come away with a notebook, a tea towel, and several prints by the end of this 2 session workshop.
- Thursdays, May 26th & June 2nd 6-9pm
Cyanotypes are a historical printing process invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel. This is the same process used to make blueprints. Anna Atkins was the first person to use this technique to reproduce images. She placed plant specimens directly onto coated paper to create photograms. She privately published her book of photograms, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions in October 1843.
Cyanotypes made today use the same process. Cyanotype is a contact printing method, which means the negative, or whatever other material you choose to use, is placed directly on the sensitized paper or fabric.
WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
• Black and white imagery to work from as computer files on a flash drive or in your email
• Some objects of meaning or memory.
*Due to COVID-19, we are requiring all workshop participants and instructors to wear N95 or KN95 masks. Please bring your own - If you do not have one, we will have some available in the studio as well.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES WE PROVIDE:
• Jacquard Cyanotype solution set
• Bristol paper
• 100% Cotton fabric
• Painter’s brush
• Foam brush
Andre Lee Bassuet is a book artist and graphic designer living in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Her work primarily deals with memory and fleeting nature of human connections. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she completed her MFA at Osaka University of Arts on a Fellowship from the Japanese Government Ministry of Education and a Bachelors from New York University. She has participated in artist residencies at AS220 and Manhattan Graphics Center and exhibited in New York, Providence, Michigan, Florida, Seattle, Red Lodge, Kyoto, Osaka, and Shanghai. Her bookarts is in the RISD Fleet Library collection, Columbia University Libraries, and Western Michigan University’s Special Collections. She has taught workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Osaka University of Arts and Cooper Union Adult Education.
Waitlist: Is the workshop sold out? if you'd like to be added to a wait list, contact our education manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will contact you if a spot opens or if this workshop is offered again.
Scholarships & Discounts: AS220 Industries offers needs-based scholarships as well as discounted spots for BIPoC, Emerging Members, and Industries Monthly Members. We believe that everyone deserves access to arts education, and focus on centering marginalized communities and those who have had barriers accessing these resources. If you'd like to apply for a scholarship or use a discount, find more details HERE.
Location: The AS220 Industries is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way; use the entrance under the AS220 Printshop sign, head upstairs and follow the signs. Ring the bell if the doors aren't open (though they should be).
Parking: There is a 2-hour metered on-street parking available, and parking is free on Sundays. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.
Important Workshop Policies. Please be as respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Please plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
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QUESTIONS: Contact Industries Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (401) 831-9327 x152