Apr 27, 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive, Newport, OR 97365



Materials included

Botanical Cyanotype Contact Prints
with Christina Carlsen

For adults and youth in grades 6+ (with an adult)

Saturday, April 27th for 1-4pm


Join us for this fun one-day class about CYANOTYPES. You’ll learn not only what they are, but also how to create a contact print in this unique medium. We’ll us dried botanicals to create your work of art (some will be supplied, but you may feel free to bring your own if you choose. Dried ferns, flowers, leaves, and seaweed work well for this process.) The instructor will cover the process of mixing the cyanotype solution and coating the paper, but to save time in this one-day class, prints will be made using pre-treated watercolor paper.

No skill or experience is necessary! Crafted for beginners, you’ll learn and explore in a friendly, hands-on environment. (But experienced artists are welcome, too!) And you’ll leave the class with a unique piece of art created by you.

Scholarships available. If funds are a barrier to learning, please CLICK HERE to request a scholarship.

Christina Carlsen is a local watercolor artist and photographer. She attended college in Utah and studied drawing, print making, and photography. She graduated with a BFA, her main focus being alternative photography. One of her favorite alternative photography methods is cyanotypes. She loves the rich blue and white results you get using this method and, over the years, she has experimented with different ways to use it in her art practice.

Newport Visual Arts Center

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