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Playing with Light! Sunprints and Alternative Photo Process

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Summertime, and its long, light filled days is the perfect time to explore the seemingly magical medium of cyanotype and anthotype. Both techniques harness the power of light allowing you to create dramatic images, crisp shapes, and subtle textual patterns. This hands-on workshop will explore the history and science of these two alternative photo processes as you learn the techniques and learn about the artists that originally developed them. Learn how to use artistic compositional tools with this medium, and get guidance and hands-on practice as you create your own light-sensitive paper images.

You may purchase a materials kit for $30 which contains everything needed, or may purchase items using the materials list available to view in the online class listing. In both cases, you will have enough supplies to create up to 20 finished prints, and then continue creating more on your own! 

Click here to view the Class Letter, which contains important information about the supplies and materials for this class.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Thu

Off Campus

Monica Galvan 



Please read:  For important information about supplies and materials please review the Class Letter for Playing with Light!.

This class is live instruction in the virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your confirmation email, following registration.

First time attending a virtual classroom class?
  • No Zoom account necessary! You’ll be receiving a password-encrypted link to enter your class, which will prompt you to download the Zoom software or join directly from your favorite web browser. Just one click, and you’ll be taken straight to your virtual classroom, no extra log-in required.
  • Want some tips and support? Check out the Zoom “Getting Started” page for technical support.
  • Check in early! Your instructor will “open” the classroom 15 minutes prior to the start time of the class. Students are encouraged to join early, so class can begin on time.
  • Join with your name. All students must be admitted by the instructor, who will be comparing against the class roster. Please enter the name you used at registration to join the Zoom meeting; you may use just your first name and last initial, if you would prefer. Note that if you are logged in to the Zoom software on your computer, your name cannot be changed until you are admitted to the classroom - try logging out if you’re having trouble.
  • Turn on your camera! If you have a webcam, we recommend turning it on so that your teacher and fellow students can see you, and you can see them. Nonverbal feedback is so important to human connection, and makes the virtual classroom feel more like the brick and mortar one. The camera button is the the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Consider your background. If possible, try to keep a neutral space behind you, like a wall or curtain. If you don’t have one available, try out the Virtual Background option to keep your personal space, personal.
  • Mute and Unmute! We’re all navigating the realities of sheltering in place, and your environment may be noisy. It’s good practice to mute your microphone while you’re not speaking - just don’t forget to unmute when you’d like to speak! You can find the mute/unmute button in the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Need to get your teacher’s attention? Use the nonverbal feedback tools to raise your hand! Click on “Participants” on the bottom bar of Zoom to find the “Raise Hand” button.
  • Chat and ask questions. Click on “Chat” on the bottom bar of Zoom to open the chat window. You can type a question into the chat window to get answered later, discuss with your fellow students, or respond to your instructor.
  • Don’t forget to log out! Once class is over, be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely by clicking the “Leave Meeting” button.
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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/16/2020 - 6/18/2020 Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Off Campus, Off Campus  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Monica Galvan 

Merchandise Information

* denotes items required with registration.
Item Name SKU Price **
Sunprints Materials Kit arts1001 $30.00
** Price can vary based on attributes.