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Craft Workshop: Sun-Printed Cyanotypes

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center

A cyanotype silhouette of plants.
About this workshop:

Experienced local artist Chris Blackburn of Blackburn Studio uses vintage processes to create striking cyanotype prints and tintype photographs. Cyanotypes are cyan-blue prints created through an alternative photographic process invented by astronomer John Frederick William Herschel in 1842. In this NHMU Craft Workshop presented by Craft Lake City, Blackburn will teach participants how to create stunning sun-printed cyanotypes on paper and fabric using foliage and foraged materials.


About the artist:

Salt Lake City native Chris Blackburn first found his love of photography through an introductory college course. Now an established artist, Blackburn works with local and national clients on photography-based projects. Blackburn uses conventional photographic methods as well as vintage processes, and brings his subjects to life with dramatic lighting and a balanced aesthetic. Blackburn received an Award of Merit from the Utah Arts Festival and has participated as an exhibitor in the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, Salt Lake City Farmers Market and Cherry Creek River Festival. 

Presented by Craft Lake City and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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Museum admission and materials included