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Introductory Cyanotype | Tuesdays in April

Amanda Wood Introductory Cyanotype | Tuesdays in April

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C$ 254.00 Excl. tax

Workshop: Introductory Cyanotype
Dates: April2, 9, 16, 2024, from 6pm to 9pm
Location: 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Instructor: Amanda Wood
Level: Beginner
Materials included

  • File number: WKSP507

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Introductory Cyanotype 

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that creates unique monochrome blue tones through the hand application of a mild photosensitive solution of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Through water bath development and fixing and the addition of simple modifiers like tannic acid, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide we can pull deep blues and get lovely tonal variation from our prints.

Over three weeks we’ll apply contemporary practices through a systematic testing process made possible with a UV exposure unit. We’ll use a classic cyanotype recipe to create imagery with physical resists and digital negatives and you’ll get to try out some different modifiers. You’ll leave with an understanding of this fascinating alternative photography process, a handful of studies, one larger piece and the ability to develop your own cyanotype practice at home.


Amanda Wood (she/her)

Spoken Languages: English

Amanda Wood is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist working among and in between materials and processes to build a visual language that gives shape and voice to the complex realities of divergent minds and bodies. She uses her ever expanding ephemeral and tactile practice to invite dialogue between traditional techniques and the everyday.

Perfect things, and mastery, are less interesting to Amanda than the artefacts of learning. By combining easily sourced and abundant materials, with processes that are deep and unmasterable she is prolific in her unlearning, and research practices. Grounded in craft traditions, scientific methods, and archival practices she focuses on the outcasts and artefacts created by learning and unlearning. The plurality and possibility found in merging the everyday, the unknowable and the temporal bridges the divergent and the typical. These layers of complexity create space to reclaim identity.