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Sunprinting with Billy Lingwood

Sat 15 Jun, 2pm
Cruinniu na nOg is back in St Peters for 2024! Tickets available on eventbrite What is Cyanotype? Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that turns pictures blue. To make one, you coat paper with special chemicals that react to sunlight. Then, you place objects or negatives on the paper and expose it to sunlight. The areas where the sunlight hits turn blue, while the covered parts stay white. After rinsing the paper in water, you have a cool blue-and-white picture! Everybody will get the chance to compose, print and develop two images on the day. Using transparent paper and a marker, they’ll create their “negative” drawing. This will act as a stencil so that when it’s put on top of photosensitive paper it will block out the light in the areas that are drawn on, allowing the rest of the paper to be “exposed” to the UV light for a couple of minutes. This will then be soaked in water to stop the exposure process, this step is called “developing”. Then we’ll repeat the process again except this time, instead of using a drawing on transparent paper, we’ll use leaves, flowers and other flat materials to create an organic collage directly on the photosensitive paper! All kids will be given the oppurtunity to have their work exhibited in St Peters for the following week so friends and family can come see their work in a gallery setting and collect their pieces on Saturday 25/05/24. Please note this is a ticketed event, however a small number of walk ins will be available on the day.