Cyanotype – Online Workshop

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Workshop cost is AUD$97
Payment is via PayPal, converting to any international currency.
Approx USD $75
Approx GBP £54
Approx Euro €61

WORKSHOP CONTENT
– 7 Learning Modules
– 2 Bonus Modules
– 2.5 hours of content across 50+ videos
– Supported with downloadable pdfs
– Self-paced
– ALL videos with Closed Captions (English, Spanish)
– Lifetime Access

SKILL LEVEL
This workshop is suitable for the absolute beginner, someone who has never done any form of printmaking or photography before, or someone who has dabbled in Cyanotype but wants to gain a more thorough insight to this lovely blue process.

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Printmaking with cyanotype (aka sun prints) is an exciting photographic printing process. Invented in 1842, the process has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity and possibility in recent years. It is a non-toxic process, and deceptively simple one you know the basics.

This workshop will teach you the basics of the cyanotype process, using the sun as our UV light source. The focus is on creating cyanotypes with paper and found objects, and simple film positives and negatives.

This workshops does not go into any detail about exposure of photographic negatives. if your primary interest is in working with photographic images, this workshop may not be for you. It will certainly provide a solid foundation into the process of creating cyanotypes, but there is no specific instruction around using photographic images for exposure.

Preview

Below is the Introduction video for Module 1 of this workshop. There will be approximately 2.5 hours of video content in this online workshop, spread across 50+ lessons and videos. Lessons have downloadable supporting pdf documents as appropriate.

All workshop videos include closed captions/subtitles.

Overview

By the time you finish this workshop you will be equipped with the skills to confidently print your own monotype designs with gelatin plates. I will demonstrate step-by-step and teach the approach that I take to this deliciously creative process … you will be able to take those learnings and adapt and develop your own style and approach, creating your own gel plate monotype prints.

All videos have Closed Captions embedded into them.

SUPPORT
Once enrolled you will have access to a Students-only private Facebook group. There you can ask questions and share work. It is a fun encouraging group. I hope to see you in there!

ONLINE WORKSHOP BREAKDOWN

50+ videos over 2.5 hours across 9 modules with downloadable pdfs for reference … and more!
Each workshop Module includes an Introduction and Recap video, in addition to the lesson numbers noted below.

MODULE 1: What is Cyanotype – 5 Lessons – Here we overview the Cyanotype process, briefly looking at its history, the chemicals needed and how the process works. There are resources included for additional reading and research and examples of the sort of prints you will be able to print yourself by the end of this workshop.

MODULE 2: Tools & Materials – 5 Lessons – We will detail everything you need to get started – tools, resources and chemicals. Where possible I offer substitutes for items and discuss the options of buying pre-made Cyanotype kits versus buying the raw chemicals and making the chemistry kits yourself (don’t worry – they’re non-toxic).

MODULE 3: Paper – 5 Lessons – There are many options for the papers you can use for this process. I’ll share with you papers I use for fun crafty projects and through to fine art pieces. I demonstrate different ways to coat your paper and how to store your prepared papers.

MODULE 4: Exposure Times – 3 Lessons – We will look at how long to explose your prepared Cyanotype paper, including long exposures and exposure in full sunlight vs cloudy and overcast days.

MODULE 5: Making Photograms – 5 Lessons – In this lesson we look at the different items and objects that work to make Photograms, then all the steps required to prepare, expose and washout your UV light exposed pre-prepared Cyanotype papers.

MODULE 6: Making Contact Prints – 5 Lessons – This module follows the same line as above, but looking at using film (negative and positive) and stencils for exposure.

MODULE 7: Tips & Troubleshooting – 6 Lessons – We will look at some of the more common problems you may encounter when making Cyanotype prints, how to manage them and other tips to help you get the most out of this process.

BONUS MODULE: Toning Cyanotypes – 3 Lessons – Cyanotype come in two colours – blue and white. There are however a few ways to shift the colours. We will touch on the basics of Cyanotype Toning in this Bonus Module. The Cyaotype Beyond the Basics Online Workshop has a module going in to a lot more detail about Cyanotype Toning.

BONUS MODULE: Cyanotype on Textiles – 5 Lessons – This workshop focuses on sun-printing Cyanotypes onto paper – but the process can be easily adapted to textiles.. This Bonus Module will take you through the critical differences between cyanotype on paper vs textiles.

TIPS & RESOURCES: Last but not least, I share added tips and resource links to find more information, ideas, inspiration, supplies and materials to get the most from your online workshop experience.

Materials

We talk through all the materials you need for this workshop in Module 2, and you will be given a downloadable checklist to use to get your material kit together.

At the very least, you will need:
Cyanotype chemistry (bought from an art store or home made. I give you a recipe to make your own plate, with an easy step-by-step video demonstration showing how to make it. The ingredients you need are simply gelatin, glycerine and water)
> Ferric Ammonium Citrate (green) – 25g/100ml distilled water
> Potassium Ferricyanide – 10g/100ml distilled water
paper (watercolour or printmaking paper)
a soft brush, foam brush or plastic card (like an old credit card)
items for exposure (eg. leaves, feathers, laces, stenciles)
access to sunlight (direct access to outdoors, or from indoors through a window)
– access to fresh running water

We do use other resources and materials in our workshop, but they are not essential. If you have above materials, you will be able to easily work through the workshop, and obtain additional materials if you want them in the future.

Access

The Cyanotype online workshop is self-paced and accessed via my dedicated online learning portal at thestudio.kimherringe.com.au.

Access to this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course*. That means that you’ll have access for the lifetime of the course, for as long as I continue to run the Cyanotype online workshop*, with access guaranteed for AT LEAST one year after you enrol.

During your access period, you are granted unlimited access to this workshop, including updates as the online Cyanotype course content evolves.

You will be emailed a login username and password within 2-12 hours of registration. Instant access will be available in the coming months. Access to the portal is conditional on these terms and conditions.

If you think your account login email has not arrived, please check your email spam/junk inbox. My emails have been ending up there for some students. If it is not in your spam/junk inbox, please email me at ask@kimherringe.com.au

*at this point in time the workshop will run for several years ahead. I have no immediate intention to close the workshop. The reason I make the declaration “Access to this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course” is because I feel that the word “lifetime” needs clarification. Once enroled, you will be able to access and return to the workshop modules when and as often as you want to.

FAQ

Q. I’m not in Australia. Can I still access the course?
A. Yes. The online workshop is available anywhere around the world with internet access. The cost is AUD$97. PayPal will convert the fee to your preferred currency.

Q. Do I need any special materials for this workshop?
A. Yes. At the very least you will need the Cyanotype chemicals, paper, a soft brush, water and sunlight. Please refer back to the Material tab on this page for more information about Materials.

Q. I’m really new at this. Do I need to have any prior printmaking or photography experience?
A. No! This process is simple and fun. I guide you through the basics, then you can continue to explore, experiment and play to make it your own.

Q. Does this process only work with paper, or can I also use it for textiles?
A. Yes! The process lends itself perfectly to printing on textiles as much as paper. This workshops covers printing on paper, but you can apply the same approach to working with different textiles and other absorbent surfaces.

Q. Do I need special UV lights or lamps for this workshop?
A. No. UV light is critical for this process – and this workshop exclusively uses the sun as its UV light source.

Q. Is this a self-paced online workshop?
A. Yes. You can work through the lessons and modules as fast or as slow as you like.

Q. Do I have to work through the modules in order?
A. Initially, yes. The course has been designed such that each module, and each lesson in each module, builds upon the previous. You can easily skip a lesson by clicking the ‘Mark Complete’ button at the bottom of each lesson’s page. Once you have run through all lessons, you can jump between them at your own choosing.

Q. How long do I have access to the workshop for?
A. Your access into this workshop is granted for the lifetime of the course. That means that you’ll have access for the lifetime of the course, for as long as I continue to run the Cyanotype online workshop.

Q. Is there an online community associated with this course?
A. Yes! There is a students-only Facebook group that you will be invited into. In there you can ask questions, share work, and share the joys of printmaking with other students in this space. You don’t have to join the Facebook Group, but I hope you do 🙂

Q. Is it possible to have some one-on-one time with you?
A. Yes. I offer private tuition, and you’ll find information about this inside the portal, or click here if you’re interested in private tuition but don’t want to enrol in this workshop.

Refunds / T&Cs

Paying for the workshop

Full payment is required to access this workshop. Payment is made via PayPal. The cost is AUD$97. PayPal will convert the fee to your preferred currency. Once you have made payment you will receive an automatically generated email confirming receipt of your payment.

Workshop access is via thestudio.kimherringe.com.au online education portal. You will be emailed a login username and password on that date within 2-12 hours of registration. Instant access will be available in the coming weeks.

Online Workshop Refunds

This course is non-refundable once you have purchased and received access to the course materials.

I want you to be satisfied with your online workshop experience. If you are not satisfied, please email me and tell me why and we can take the discussion from there.

Online Workshop Terms and Conditions

Please read through all the details of the online workshop terms and conditions. Access to the portal is conditional on these terms and conditions.

Your Tutor

If you are interested in learning a little more about Kim Herringe, the printmaking artist and tutor, please enjoy this short video about her printmaking and teaching practice, a need to have found space for creative respite, and a deep desire to share with others looking for their own creative respite.

Enrolment Opening Soon

This workshop is planned to launch early February 2022.

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More than Just an Online Workshop

This workshop is hosted on my own dedicated learning portal – thestudio.kimherringe.com.au.

When you enrol in this workshop, you not only have access to the online course content, but you have access to a growing library of tips and resources not available in other online workshop hosted services.

The portal is a space where I invite students into an online version of my real-world printmaking and workshop studio. I will be building on the content with tips, resources, book ideas and more over the coming months, and hopefully years to come.

More online workshops will be added over the coming months and years.

Online Workshop Testimonials

Read below real words shared by people who have recently completed my online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting workshop

  • I liked all of the [online workshop] demos and seeing the process used to arrive at a finished image. All directions and demos were clear verbally and visually. I really like the Facebook group. It gives a feeling of comradery, which I have fond memories of from art classes in college. Since we can't be together, it's the next best thing. Also, the images are inspirational. I really like the GUIDES you post about what you have done in your studio. These are motivating to continue experimenting.

    Susan, Mississippi USA
    Susan, Mississippi USA Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • This is a very satisfying introduction to botanical printing. Kim communicates great enthusiasm and love of the work.

    Bonnie, USA
    Bonnie, USA Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • [The content was] Very well structured, presented well, clear information clear voice good videos, I learnt a lot, I love to be able to go back to the videos when I need.

    Cinzia, Australia
    Cinzia, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I took Kim Herringe gelli mono printing workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it . This was my first experience with gelli plates .I could easily work with gelli plates thru Kim’s tutorials. Overall excellent teacher! I am waiting to learn more in future .

    Gunjan, India
    Gunjan, India Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • The Gel Plate Monoprinting Online Workshop was fantastic, Kim is a warm wonderful teacher, showing each step in a clear concise way! I love that I can go back and replay lessons at my leisure. This workshop is a wealth of information. Great value. I would recommend this workshop to anyone keen on learning gel plate monoprinting.

    Kaz, Tuross Head, Australia
    Kaz, Tuross Head, Australia Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting
  • I loved how professional and encouraging it was to experiment. The techniques were explained really well and all round beautifully laid out.

    Jacquie, East Sussex UK
    Jacquie, East Sussex UK Online Gelatin Plate Monoprinting

Below are some of my own Cyanotype prints

Each of the cyanotype prints below have been printed with the same approach and process shared and demonstration in this online workshop. I love working with plant materials and feathers in cyanotype – hence the bulk of my work shows that subject matter. Click here to view work created by students in my in-person Cyanotype workshops.

Below are images of my work as examples of how you can push the process once you have a handle on the basics. The approaches I have taken in the images below are details in my Cyanotype Beyond the Basics online workshop coming soon in 2022.

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