Cyanotype Class with Kimberly Chiaris

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10:00 am - Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11:00 am

 Cyanotype Workshop With Kimberly Chiaris

Cyanotype is a photographic and light-sensitive printing process that produces a permanent cyan-blue print. This is a contact printing process that can be done without the use of a camera. As simple as it is to learn, it also can be complex, depending on how deep you want to delve into it.
Dates: Saturday, September 26 and October 3, 2020
Times: 10 am – 11 am Mountain time each day
Fee: $65 for non-members and $50 for members


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Class limit is 20 Students
You will receive access to view a video where the process will be demonstrated. There will be an introduction to different substrates you can use. Before the video, you will receive a supply list containing a list of essential equipment you need to get started. In the video, Kimberly will walk you through mixing the chemical, applying it to your choice of substrates, exposing, developing, and different types of toning and bleaching. You will have time to work on your images following along with the instructions. We will then meet up on Zoom as a group where you can ask follow up questions and view each others’ work. The following week, after making more images at home, the group will meet again to discuss the work and get questions answered.
After you sign up, you will receive the materials list, access codes for the video and the Zoom meeting. Video (25 minutes) access will begin on September 23, and you will be able to view it anytime before the Zoom meeting.
Kimberly will teach a companion workshop on making books. She will demonstrate four different book forms. If you decide to take this bookmaking class as a follow up to this Cyanotype workshop, you will receive instructions for the best kind of paper and sizes you should make some of your images so that you can use them for the books we will make.
Book Making Class Information
About the Instructor: Kimberly Chiaris grew up with a love for all things creative and found a voice to express herself through photo-based art. She received a BFA in Photography from the Kansas City Art Institute. She uses digital capture and photoshop to create alternative process images. She often incorporates other materials such as encaustic wax, shellac, silver leaf, embroidery, found objects, and more in her work. She has recently been exploring bookmaking as well as other dimensional forms.
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