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Introduction to Cyanotype: Collections and Typology

In this intensive course inspired by the work of Anna Atkins and Bernd and Hilla Becher, students will learn the basics of the alternative photo/print process of cyanotype, including its rich history and its traditional and experimental uses. Cyanotype is a very simple process but has an infinite number of options to play with. After achieving a basic understanding of the process, students will create a series of work based on a personal collection of objects, photos, or mark making. Processes include photograms made from objects, photographic negatives printed digitally, and/or drawing/painting on mylar. Please come prepared with a collection of objects, images, or ideas that inspire you. Weather permitting, this class will take place indoors and out. No experience necessary.

Early Bird Discount through Jan 1 / Member Price $126

Many thanks to our workshop sponsor, Awagami Factory.


  • Tuition: $140
  • Location: Kala Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Emily Gui
  • 1 Classes
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 — June 30, 2018
  • 10am — 4pm
  • $20 Materials Fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class


About the Instructor:

Emily Gui is an experimental printmaker and multi-media artist who has been an artist in residence at Kala since 2015 when she moved to the Bay from New York. She works primarily in cyanotype and silkscreen. Her work often pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques. She studied printmaking and visual art at Bard College. In 2015, she was selected by the Print Club of New York to exhibit and speak and their annual Print Exhibition. She also exhibited at the International Print Center New York, BCB Gallery in Hudson, ArtBridge and had a solo installation at WayFarers in Brooklyn. She works as a teacher and textile artist and lives in San Francisco.