About the workshop:
With its majestic hues of cyan and cobalt blue, cyanotypes are among the earliest and most basic photographic processes. They also have unexpected contemporary applications. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to print on fabric, paper, and a variety of techniques using this magical sunlight-activated process. Participants will print on supplied paper and cotton cloth materials to experience the variety of options the cyanotype process offers. Using this fascinating method, participants will be able to turn any image into a digital negative. During the course, participants will make original photographs, found images, and treasured family photos. They’ll get a printed piece and the knowledge to continue printing at home.
Participants are welcome to bring their own papers, white t-shirts, or fabric, but cyanotype chemistry, cotton material, and an assortment of papers are included.
- Lesson 1 (Indoors & Outdoors) Photogram
- Welcome and introduction to cyanotype process
- Learning the materials involved
- Learning about contact printing technique
- Introducing application techniques (brush strokes, glass rods, etc)
- Understanding photogram process & techniques
- Photogram experimentation
- Lesson 2 (Indoors) Air Brush Technique
- Introducing airbrush equipment
- Understanding airbrush technique
- Watercolor layering technique
- Splatter & dripping technique
- Substrate application experimentation
- Lesson 3 (Indoors & Outdoors) Art Of Self Portrait
- Understanding the power of self portrait
- Learning the art of layout & composition
- Studio portrait session
- Preparing & designing your negatives for print
- Determining experimenting substrate applications
- Introduction to toning
- Lesson 4 (Indoors & Outdoors) Fabric Printing
- Introduction to fabric printing
- Applying various techniques learnt to complete a piece of fabric work
- Critique & evaluation from instructor
- Workshop wrap up
About the Instructor:
JimOrca is an interdisciplinary artist and educator who graduated from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Illustrative Photography. Though he is still professionally involved in the media industry, he has also lectured at various institutions (MOE, SMU, NYP, to name a few). His work explores the tactile ways we create knowledge of the world through photographs and light. His photography shows the powerful impact images have on the way we think by pushing against the boundaries of photographic potential. You can find a collection of Jim’s work at the National Library and Archives.
– In line with the PDPA regulations, during the lesson, TASA Gallery will be taking photographs and recording video of the workshop. By registering this workshop, participants are deemed to have given consent to be photographed, videoed or recorded in these medium as may be necessary for purposes such as publicity, illustration, advertising and web consent.
Venue: TASA GALLERY ART STUDIO – Kong Beng Industrial Building @ 41 Jalan Pemimpim, #01-04 Singapore 577186