In connection with their photography exhibitions, Welcome to Brookhill and Portraits @ the Polls, The Gantt is continuing their exploration of the medium with Cyanotype Remix. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses a chemical compound to produce a cyan-blue print.
Participants will explore this early reproductive form by creating their own cyanotype and remixing the prints by adding thread, fabrics and various coloring materials. Using photo sensitive (sun) paper, participants will incorporate organic objects to create a visually interesting composition on a 4″x5″ piece of paper. After placing the compositions in the sun, as a class, we will watch the photo developing process in which the exposed areas will turn blue and the covered areas will remain white.
The instructor Natalie Chanel is an artist, small business owner and a Visual Arts Specialist for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She has ten years of experience working as an art teacher and teaching artist throughout the east coast and the Midwest. She received her B.F.A. degree from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia and her M.A. degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus.