DIMI & YUKO
You will explore the ancient technique of Cyanotype re-interpreted by our creative masters Dimi and Yuko.
INSPIRED BY TRADITIONS
2 TO 3 HOURS
What Will You Create?
In this workshop you will be exploring the chemistry of blueprints and the power of the sun with artists Dimi and Yuko. They will share the process of Cyanotype with a step-by-step guide on how to create beautiful prints using foliage, dried lemons, and curated digital negatives. Utilizing a mixture of chemicals, the action of light and a mastery of techniques, you will bring to life a beautiful haiku from Yosa Buson, the famous Japanese poet!
This Atelier includes:
Tools and materials curated for you by Dimi and Yuko
Detailed digital instructions about the techniques and execution of Cyanotype art by Dimi and Yuko
A live & recorded Q&A session with the artists
Included In This Experience
1. PHYSICAL TOOL KIT
We have selected the best tools and designed your tool box in collaboration with the artists to lay the ground for your creations.
This kit includes over 20 items, including a selection of 8 hot and cold pressed papers, a kit of cyanotype chemical processing liquids, a paint brush for application, a custom white Leporello to fit 3 cyanotype artworks
Set Up Kit
1 X Pair of gloves
1 X Apron
2 X Workspace protective papers
4 X Cold pressed papers
4 X Hot pressed papers
1 X Foam brush
1 X Cyanotype chemical A
1 X Cyanotype chemical B
3 X Contact frame set with 2 black clips for each
1 X Pipette dropper bottle
1 X Tea blend
1 X Digital negatives with 3 parts
1 X Set of dried lemons
1 X Set of dried flowers
1 X Black marker (extra)
1 X Hanging vertical support
1 X Gold clip
2. VIDEO TUTORIAL
The artists have prepared a video workshop across a series of chapters detailing all the steps you need to master the technique and create your craft!
3. Q&A SESSION
A monthly Q&A session with the artists will allow you to discover more about the atelier and learn extra tips.
About The Artists
DIMI // GREECE
Dimitri is a visual artist based in Kreuzberg (Berlin) working in the fields of photography and printing. His interest in analogue photography and its interaction with painting arose during his studies in the fine arts department in Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria.
YUKO // JAPAN
After working with publishers and gaming companies for 5 years, Yuko shifted her career to become a visual artist in Berlin. For her, Cyanotype is a great way to transform a digital image into real life. Yuko is excited to share her knowledge about digital negatives and the science behind Cyanotype with you.
Cyanotype is a 170 year old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark greenish-blue. The word cyan comes from the Greek, meaning “dark blue substance.”
The process was invented by Sir John Herschel, a brilliant astronomer and scientist, in 1842.
However, Herschel did not use Cyanotype for photography, but for reproducing notes. It was a family friend, the botanist Anna Atkins, who used the cyanotype printing process in 1843 to create an album of algae specimens. She created the images by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper. She is regarded as the first female photographer.