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Botanical Cyanotypes: The Magic of Sun Printing Workshop at Pharsalia with Leslie Geer

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cyanotype is the “original” sun-printing process and one of the earliest photographic techniques. Since the 1800’s, cyanotype has been used as a medium for creating copies of photos and maps as well as indexing plants. It still remains a widely popular photography alternative. Join us as we explore the magical world of botanical cyanotype printing and harness the power of the sun to make detailed prints from virtually any object that casts a shadow. We will provide you with a brand new organic cotton tote bag to use as your canvas. After a demonstration and explanation of the technique, you will paint your bag with a sponge brush to give it a sensitized surface. While it dries, you will go on a guided tour of the gardens to find leaves and flowers you want to use. Then you will arrange your found materials on your bag to be exposed in the sun to create a memory that can be kept forever. The unique blue color of the cyanotype makes for bold eye-catching results. All classes are designed for beginners or seasoned gardeners and no flower experience is necessary. So grab a friend (or two), come join in the fun and go home with a beautiful (thanks to you) new tote bag printed with your very own original art! Please bring a pair of clippers and lots of imagination! Fee. Register in advance. Pharsalia will be providing the lunch. https://www.pharsaliaevents.com/online-store/botanical-cyanotypes-the-magic-of-sun-printing-workshop-with-leslie-geer-tuesday-june-4-2024  434-277-5231.


June 4
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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2333 Pharsalia Road
Tyro, VA 22976
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