Alternative processes: Cyanotype and Van Dyke | Weekend workshop

2017-03-01 10:00
2017-03-01 12:00

(Image: Kim Sinclair)

Alternative processes: Cyanotype and Van Dyke | Weekend workshop
Discover the wonders of alternative processes in the PhotoAccess darkroom: Learn how to produce stunning Cyanotypes (sun prints) and Van Dyke prints in this two-day workshop with experienced photographer Kim Sinclair. Cyanotypes and Van Dyke prints are created using similar 19th Century processes, both involving contact printing yet each method producing uniquely different results; vivid blues in the Cyanotypes and warm chocolaty browns in the Van Dyke prints. In this fun, educational and interactive workshop you will be provided with an overview of the history of these two complimentary processes, and will lean how to make your own beautiful prints.


  • Day one: Background on the Cyanotype and Van Dyke processes; Prepare digital inkjet negatives ready for contact printing; Explore different exposure methods, and discuss how this effects the print; Photograms and contact printing.
  • Day two: Hands-on Cyanotype and Van Dyke printing

Kim Sinclair – Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Photomedia from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Canada. Over the past 20 years, Kim has exhibited her work extensively and has taught numerous darkroom courses, including alternative processes, in Toronto and Australia. Kim juggles her time between photographic projects, commissions and family.

What to bring
Participants will be required to bring a selection of between four and six digital black and white high contrasting images on an USB (images must be 300dpi or higher). These will be converted to inkjet negatives, and used in the contact printing.
Lunch not provided.

This workshop was scheduled for early April 2017. To express your interest in future dates please email us.

$385 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$420 (includes 12 months membership to PhotoAccess)

Maximum number of students: 6
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Who is this class for? This workshop requires no previous experience, though completion of any of the following courses/workshops (or equivalent experience) is useful; Darkroom Essentials weekend workshop and Camera Skills five-week course.

(Image: Kim Sinclair)