Cyanotype on the Circle

Cyanotype on the Circle

Jul 19

SPARK is back for another season, making the pop-up park on Indy’s Monument Circle the downtown place to meet, enjoy the beautiful weather and people, and create. Aurora will be at the art kiosk close to the info booth in the middle of the park.

Cyanotype is a camera-less photography made out in the sun, rather than in a darkroom. You place objects — such as plants — on top of a piece of photo-treated paper, and then use the sun to expose the paper. The result is an image that is an exact outline of the object. It’s a fun and magical way to engage photography! Although it may be new to modern people, cyanotype has been around since photography was invented in the 1800s.

Come explore the creative possibilities of this fascinating process. We will have some objects on hand to experiment with, but feel free to bring your own. Flat items usually work best, and cyanotype can be messy, so precious things like family heirlooms should probably stay at home. All other necessary materials will be provided free at the workshop.

This activity is best suited for artists 7+ years old; minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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Cyanotype on the Circle