Here Comes the Sun - Cyanotype Printing

About Here Comes the Sun - Cyanotype Printing

Have fun in the sun and create art work as well with this fun and versatile photography technique cyanotype. Discovered in 1842, cyanotype is a slow-reacting, economical photographic printing formulation that produces a cyan-blue print used for art as monochrome imagery. The chemistry can be applied to paper, fabric and prepared surfaces to create photographic images. An affordable and easy to use process, this technique continues today to be popular with artists in a variety of mediums such as art quilts, embroidery, photography, book arts and printmaking. Join Nashville-based artist David Heustess to learn how to use the chemistry, make prints using natural and man-made objects, create negatives and explore the different effects and materials that can be used to create wonderful works of art in blue.

The capacity for this class is 50 students.

Class Materials

For paper and fabric:
- Cyanotype chemistry available at Please note that I only use the liquid original chemistry. Very important not to buy the “new” version.
- Small container to mix chemistry
- A dark space for drying and storing the treated materials – closet, drawer, black plastic bag are options. Somewhere light proof is very important.
- Foam brushes
- Masking or painters tape
- Watercolor paper
- Cotton muslin – washed before using
- Pressed flowers and leaves
- A variety of man made objects – coins, puzzle pieces, keys, beads, etc
- A sheet of glass or plexiglass and a board or tray slightly larger than your paper
- A table or work surface
- A sunny day
- Optional: various types of paper for exploring. Examples – manilla paper, copy paper, newspaper or newsprint, handmade paper, etc.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Open to all levels - No experience necessary

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The class will meet for two weekly 120-min live online sessions on Saturdays at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on June 1.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Here Comes the Sun - Cyanotype Printing
David Heustess
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Here Comes the Sun - Cyanotype Printing
David Heustess

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David Heustess

David Heustess

David Heustess is an artist and arts educator in Nashville, TN and his work makes use of clay, fiber arts and bead work. After many years of working as a modern dancer/teacher, David began pursuing his interest in pottery and other art mediums. He attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and in 1995 he earned a BFA degree with studio concentrations in clay and fiber arts.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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