You don’t need to be an artist to enjoy making beautiful cyanotypes!

In this introductory class you’ll learn all the basics of this amazing alternative photographic technique. Using light sensitive chemicals you’ll expose prints in the sun and process them in water. By the time you leave you’ll have some gorgeous 8 x 10 blueprints and the know-how to create more at home!

Lots of beautiful plants are budding and blooming during each season of the year. Let’s celebrate the natural world by making botanical blueprints together!

Botanical Blueprints

Date: Tuesday, May 9 2023 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Fee: $105 for nature center members, $125 for non-members

To Bring: Foliage & Flowers
Fresh or pressed plants work great. We’ll be making 8 x 10 prints so
think about this size as you gather items. Flat, textured items like
net, lace, string, feathers, can be fun, too. Bring extra stuff to
experiment with and to share!
Lunch and a drink. We will take a “working lunch” while we print

To Wear: Wear old clothes or bring an apron. Dress to work outdoors.

Age: Adults Only


About the Instructor: Linda Clark Johnson
Linda Clark Johnson (she/her) creates original artwork using the cyanotype process. Cyanotype is a historical photographic technique that uses UV light for exposures and produces deep blue images. Linda prints using local plants in her sunny Sacramento backyard. She’s been having fun perfecting her experimental printing style and sharing her knowledge with students of all ages for many years. She holds a BA in Art, a Masters in Education, and a teaching credential. Her experience in the arts and enthusiastic teaching style combine to make her classes clear, creative and fun!

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