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Parents and kids - Cyanotypes on Granville Island | A Saturday in August

Marlene Yuen Parents and kids - Cyanotypes on Granville Island | A Saturday in August

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C$ 89.00 Excl. tax

Workshop: For parents and kids - Cyanotypes on Granville Island
Dates: Saturday August 12th 2023, from 1PM - 3PM
Location: 1555 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Instructor: Marlene Yuen
Level: Beginner
Materials included

  • File number: WKSP406

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This workshop is intended for parents and kids between 9 and 12 years old. 

Cyanotype is a fun and accessible form of printmaking, sunlight is used for exposure and water is used to develop the image. Once learned, this process can be safely experimented with at home!

Learn a new and fun way to do printmaking with nature and sunlight! Make your own cyanotype print using an old photographic technique. This hands-on 2-hour workshop is an introduction to one of the first photographic processes ever developed. The cyanotype is a slow-reacting, economical process, also known as blueprint or solar print which utilizes photosensitive iron salt. This workshop will focus on cyanotype works on paper by using found objects, paper stencils and flora/fauna. Participants will design, expose in the sun, and develop in water your own cyanotypes. An UV exposure unit will be available if the sun is not showing up that day.

All supplies are provided.


Marlene Yuen She/Her

Marlene Yuen (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works on the unceded and ancestral home territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her current focus is on illustrations, comics and handmade books. Marlene’s artist books have been retained in special collections archives nationally and internationally. She has created artworks about Vancouver’s historic Chinatown and Chinese Canadian workers for museums, galleries and public art programs. In 2021, her book, Ho Sun Hing Printers, received an honourable mention from the City of Vancouver Book Awards program. It is about Canada’s first Chinese-English letterpress print shop.