Workshop I – Calling: Print Makers – Artists – discover the ancient art of Cyanotype Printing
August 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST$82.50
Work with `Experimental Swedish Artist – Jonas Pettersson
We are proud to announce – Jonas to be our Yaroomba Beach Artist in Residence – 2018
He will be using his time as Artist-in-Residence to share these intriguing experimental Studio practices with you in 2 separate Workshops!
There are 2 Opportunities to Work with Jonas during his period as Artist-in-Residence at Yaroomba Beach – 2018
Calling: Print Makers – Watercolour Artists – Photographers
Workshop I –
Exploring Ancient Print Techniques & Experimental Mediums
for New Media Work – 2D – film and digital music
Saturday 25th August ’18 – 9am to 4pm
morning tea and coffee ++ a break for lunch – included
The Yaroomba Beach Design Centre
1443 David Low Way – Yaroomba Beach – Qld – Australia
This Saturday Workshop will be dedicated to working with Jonas – exploring the ancient art of ‘Cyanotype Printing’ and other techniques to give your watercolour/print work a new edge!
We will also be showcasing on the big screen – Jonas’ Studio in Hassela – Sweden ……….. some of his experimental film and digital music work – during the week of his Art Residency!
Jonas will introduce you to using ‘Water’ as your developer and ‘Sunlight’ as your light source!
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel (1792 – 1871) in 1842. Sir John was an astronomer, trying to find a way of copying his notes.
One of the first people to put the cyanotype process to use was Anna Atkins (1799-1871), who in October 1843 became the first person to produce and photographically illustrated a book using cyanotypes. Anna produced a book of ferns published in 1843 by Atkins using this method of printing. She was a pioneering figure in photographic history, having produced the first book to use photographic illustrations. She was a botanist and her father a friend of Fox Talbot. Atkins book uses 424 cyanotypes (or as they were known then: “shadowgraphs”).
Your Booking for this Workshop I – will also be an Invitation to come back and create your own Artwork – with
The Watercolour Pipe Organ being created during Workshop II
- Materials for the Cyanotype printing are provided for your experimentation – we will supply you with a list of suppliers for materials during the Workshop – if you would like to purchase materials to continue using the process in your own Studio practice.
Materials to Bring:
- Your own water colours and water colour brushes
- 2 full sheets of 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper – + some scrap paper for practice painting/printing (additional paper will be available to buy as needed)
- Rags or paper towel to mop up your bench – plus water containers – we will provide more detail re these containers prior to the Workshop, once we have a feel for numbers etc.
Bookings for each Workshop will be limited to the 1st – 10 people to Book
Workshop II is available for booking now – For this Workshop – Jonas will be bringing components of his ‘Watercolour Pipe Organ’ and his interest in robotics, ++ remote communication strategies – to Yaroomba Beach!
We are hoping to be able to establish a link with the Museum at some stage during Jonas’s Art Residency with us in Yaroomba – to explore the components talking remotely –
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