Winter Sun Prints & the Art of Cyanotype

Join Artist Norma Dycus-Pennycuff and create Winter Sun Prints and learn the Art of Cyanotype!

Friday, December 13, 2019     10 – 2 p.m.

Adults & Teens $45

All materials supplied.

Deadline for payment/registration: Dec 6th

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

For this printing process, a photosensitive solution is made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate.  This solution is applied to paper, and is exposed to ultra violet rays.  UV light such as the sun, a light box, or a UV lamp is used to obtain positive and monochromatic images in tints of blue.

In this class, Norma will share a brief history of cyanotype, and then students will create “sun” prints that are suitable for framing – and gift giving!  At the end of class, other cyanotype art forms will be discussed, along with the examination of works by modern cyanotype artists.  Students will leave learning about this simple, yet exciting art form, and take away ideas of how to tie it to their own work, regardless of medium.

Artist bio:

Norma Dycus Pennycuff was born and raised in Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and finished a BFA in studio art with a concentration in film and photography. Her first art job was as an illustrator for Discovery Education drawing graphics for standardized test. In 2011 her husband found a job in Three Lakes Wisconsin and the family packed up and made the Northwoods their new home. Norma’s love of art spread naturally to teaching and sharing art with friends and neighbors. Since making the Northwoods home she has become mindful of the relationship between art and nature. Norma currently works in cyanotype and is exploring natural plant materials as an alternative to traditional darkroom chemistry and toxic materials.

Students bring:

A bag lunch

Smock or apron

Optional flat objects – lace and/or doilies, keys, pressed or paper flowers, feathers, or other flat objects that will work under glass.

No refunds will be given after the deadline date.

Parking is available behind the LOLA Center for the Arts building.

If area school districts close due to weather on the day of a LOLA class, LOLA classes will be canceled for the safety of our students and teachers.  In such an event, LOLA will make all attempts to contact students and rescheduled classes for a later date. Please call the LOLA Office with any questions or concerns.

  •  12/13/2019
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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