Botanical Cyanotypes for Beginners
June 17 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$75
Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera -ess technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. This alternative photographic process was developed in 1852 and uses the chemicals ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide (both non-toxic) to create a light-sensitive solution. In this workshop, participants will use plants and leaves to create a photographic image, called a photogram, to take home. All supplies, including pressed plant material, will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring objects or pressed plants with interesting silhouettes from home to use in their compositions.
Madge Evers lives in Western Massachusetts where her art often begins in the garden. She began making mushroom spore print art in 2015 which led to her explorations with the magical cyanotype process. Her work has been shown throughout New England and in 2021, she was a Mass Cultural Council fellowship finalist in photography. After teaching for 25 years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts public schools, Madge now works as a full-time artist and conducts cyanotype workshops for people of all ages.
Hollister House Garden Members $75