This workshop contains two units, aimed to introduce the culture and skills of cyanotype step and step and to further raise their awareness and interest in local historical architectures.
1) Introduction of Cyanotype: Plant Bookmark DIY
This lesson introduces the brief history and prime theory of cyanotype production, to understand how chemical and sensitiser solutions infect the texture and quality of the outcome. Students can create their own bookmark and collage with the dry plants and flowers supplied by the tutor.
2) Cyanotype Negative Film Development: Historical Architectures of the West Kowloon District
After the first lesson of introduction with basic skills on developing cyanotype work, participants will be based on some photo records of historical architectures around the West Kowloon District to learn about negative film development with cyanotype techniques. We wish to raise the awareness of the participants towards the local historical culture, the more they relate to the city and identity they belong to, the more cyanotype photo meant to them. Participants divide into groups to create, develop and share the photo and architecture they have chosen.