Learn how to create beautiful cyanotypes with one of the earliest hands-on photographic processes using the power of the sun! Join us on Saturday September 11, 2021 for an afternoon of fun in the sun in this experimental cyanotype workshop with Sally Ayre.
Taking place outside in the 401 Richmond Area, participants will learn about the history of the cyanotypes, learn the process and best practices for indoor & outdoor printing, and spend time creating works using digital negatives & natural materials from our surroundings. Everyone will leave with beautiful blue-hued handmade pieces and a greater understanding of the cyanotype process. This workshop will take place outdoors and physically distanced with minimal time indoors. Masks will be required to attend this workshop.
Participants will use pre-coated paper for the workshop but will also receive individual kits with all the tools and materials they will need to create cyanotypes after the workshop.
*RAIN DATE: September 12, 2021, 11-3PM
Please note that this workshop is weather dependent.
Cyanotype Kits include:
- 1 washing bin
- 2 labelled bottles of Cyanotype Chemistry (80mL each)
- 1 labelled bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide (80mL)
- 25 sheets of 4"x6" watercolour paper
- 1 foam brush
- 1 clip frame
- 4 bulldog clips
- 1 light proof black bag
- 1 x 50mL beaker
- 2 x 10mL plastic syringe
- nitrile gloves
- MSDS of chemistry
Sally Ayre is a photo-based artist working in print and historical photographic processes. She was born in Newfoundland and is currently living in Toronto. Walking is one of her passions, an activity she enjoys and where her thoughts can flow at liberty in many directions. The exploration of parks, ravines and waterways in and around Toronto has given Sally a rich context where many of her art projects have been sparked and fostered. During her walks she has collected hundreds of natural specimens to be scanned and catalogued into her image bank where she draws from to create work. A graduate of OCAD (1990), she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Shift Open Studio Print Sales Gallery, 2018, Laughter in the Breeze, 2015, Gallery 44's Members Gallery and Traces, 2013, Open Studio, Main Gallery, produced during her time as the 2012/13 recipient of Open Studio's Nick Novak Fellowship. In 2018 curated New Work: Work in Alternative Processes, Gallery 44 Presentation Gallery, Toronto. Recent group exhibitions include Salonsdale, Rebel Lens 2020 Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Print Matters, 2018, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto; Red Light, 2018, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto; 50.2016, 2016, Gallery 50, Toronto and Boundless and Borderless, 2013/14, Print Portfolio and Exhibition, Ontario, Australia and Taiwan. She is an educator specializing in Historical Photo Processes and has received several grants and awards.