Class #98: Saturday, October 13, 10am-5pm
The cyantoype process was invented by Sir John Herschel in1842 and has changed very little. Cyanotype is a lens less photographic process using contact printing to produce Prussian blue toned prints. The light sensitive emulsion can be applied to any absorptive surface including: cotton, linen, silk, handmade paper, wood, and fine art papers. This workshop will introduce students to producing cyanotype prints from digital formatted negatives via Photoshop. Students may work from existing analogue or digital files. A variety of advanced Photoshop techniques including curves, filters, and contrast adjustments will be discussed. These images may then be hand colored, dyed, toned, or painted. No prerequisite. Photoshop skills are a plus but not required.
Mr. Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts. He was recently interviewed on NPR: All Things Considered, included in the November 2011 issue of ARTFORUM Magazine, and was selected for Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including: Neurotitan Gallery (Germany), Wolverhapmton Gallery (England), Guerrero Gallery, Western Exhibitions, and THIS LA. Mr. Venom has lectured at the California College of Art, Burnaway Organization, and Untitled Gallery. He is currently teaching classes in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute, Kala, and Workshop SF. http://www.benvenom.com/