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4 Week | Collage: Cyanotype

*Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $30-70.

 

Class Description:

This 4-week class will meet at the intersection of alternative process photography and paper collage. Students will learn the basics of exposing their own cyanotypes on paper and then will use that material as the basis for a unique paper collage. The cyanotype exposures will range from simple textured photograms of plant material, to the use of a negatives. Touching on paper weaving, repeated motifs, surface design, and elements of composition, these collages would project through layers of time aesthetically and thematically. This class will activate the Museum’s rich photography collection with focus on alternative photo processes.

 

What to Expect:

In this class, we will be either outside exposing cyanotypes, or in the studio integrating these exposures into collage. This class will be more focused on techniques through small experiments, but there will be opportunities to work towards a larger finished piece. We will be using paper source material but students could include paint, colored pencil, ect. No prior experience necessary. This class will be exploratory, fun, fast paced and a source of inspiration and empowerment to easily continue this work at home.

 

Timeline:

Class 1 - Intro to cyanotype exposures, collage material sources, gathering material.

Class 2 - Cyanotype exposures and exercises in Scale, Contrast, Composition.

Class 3 - Cyanotype exposures and Repeats, Motifs and Color.

Class 4 - Cyanotype toning, Additives and Bringing it all together finishing a work.

 

Class Cancellation Policy:

If a class or workshop needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or teacher illness, a “make-up” day will be scheduled on a FRIDAY or SATURDAY as the educator’s schedule allows.

 

Materials:

Students will purchase their own materials and should expect to spend $30-70.

GET THE MATERIALS KIT AT MEININGER’S ART SUPPLY or purchase the below items individually.

Art Boards or Acid Free rigid boards for final product Golden State Art, 11x14 White Backing Board, Backer Boards for Frame, Picture (10 Pack)

Pre-sensitized cyanotype paper 48 Sheets Sun Print Paper Kit Cyanotype Paper A4 A5 White, 8.3 x 11.7 Inch, 5.8 x 8.3 Inch

Glue - preferably rubber cement Best-Test Premium Paper Cement 8OZ Can

cutting knife Fiskars SoftGrip Detail Craft Knife - 8"

Exposure materials like flowers, textured objects, negatives Up to you!

Collage materials: Magazines, books, maps, colored/decorated paper to cut, Scissors, Rulers, a variety of colored papers, etc. Up to you!

 

Educator:

Eileen Roscina is an artist, experimental filmmaker and naturalist from Denver, Colorado. She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a BFA from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and also trained at the School of Botanical Art and Illustration in Denver. Through biomimicry and the study of biophilia, her work examines human’s spiritual and social (dis)connection with nature, and seeks to raise questions about realizing a radically different metaphoric mapping of time, space and our place in the world. She has exhibited film internationally, and visual art at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver Art Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Boulder), Museo de Las Americas (Denver), Vicki Myhren Gallery at University of Denver (Denver), Center for Visual Art (Denver), Arvada Center (Arvada), Dairy Art Center (Boulder), University of Colorado (Boulder), Salina Art Center (Kansas) and was the 2019 Resident Artist for the National Western Stock Show, a 2018-2020 resident at RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver. She is represented by Walker Fine Art Gallery in Denver, CO.

www.eileenroscina.com

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