Indigo & Autumn: a two day deep dive into cyanotypes and mixed media
Join me Monday and Tuesday, November 8th & 9th, for a two day workshop at my studio, 949a Mirror Lake Road, Yardley, PA, 9:30a to 4:00p.
We will take a deep dive into one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography and stretch the possibilities of what is possible using our imagination.
We will experiment using our own images (from our own photographs), vintage negatives, and farm flora on different types of fabric and paper. Mixing solutions as well as using pretreated materials will be part of our process.
We will look closely at cyanotypes through the lenses of mixed media using water soluble fiber and cut paper to make unique compositions.
Although all cyanotypes are a beautiful blue, we can tone and alter our outcomes using tea, coffee, and other means.
All of our work will be linked together through threads, stitching, paper and storytelling to create one of kind art journals, wall art or a banner. Also, please bring along any clothing you would like to add some cotton 'cyanotype love' patches onto...maybe a skirt or a pair of jeans.
I cannot wait to share what I have learned with you about the cyanotype process. Everything I do in my studio starts out with the question 'what if?'...
There will be plenty of work areas set up outside and inside so we can safely play & experiment. A packaged healthy & delicious studio lunch is included both days, plus endless tea and coffee.
Ps. I will send out a list of a few things for you to bring along with you. xo.
© Colleen Attara Studio.
These questions sometimes arise...
What unit of measure do you use?
All product measurements are listed in inches.
What is the "small word add-on?"
The small word add-on allows you to add an additional small (6-8") cardboard or plastic word to your order. The small word will be the same as your large word.
How do I hang the salvaged words?
I use the little foam squares from AC Moore or similar craft stores. They fit perfectly behind the words and also add a great dimension. They do not harm paint. In my studio I have some that have been up for years.
I also love to lean the words...over a doorway, a window, or on top of a picture. The dinner table is a favorite place of mine. I use clear squares if I hang the words on a mirror.
Can salvaged words be outside?
The salvaged plexi words can, yes! And they float in water. The last little words are salvaged cardboard and should be kept indoors.
I want a word I do not see on your website. Can you make it for me?
Oh yes. You can order that right here.
I have a phrase I would like made. Can you do that?
Happily. Just email me directly.
When will I receive my order?
Prints will ship out in 1 to 2 business days. Hand-scripted words ship within a week. Custom orders (e.g., Your Word and Your Name) will be processed in 1 - 3 weeks.
Shipping rates and times are based on package weight and destination...you'll be able to view and select the best option for your purchase at checkout.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes...a whole bunch. Please expect delivery to take longer than noted above as packages will be making their way across mountains, sand, or sea.
What about refunds and exchanges?
If an order arrived damaged due to shipping, please contact me.
Where can I see/buy your work in person?
You’ll find my environmentally friendly artwork in healing spaces and private collections across North America and Europe, as well as in galleries and shops in the Northeast United States. Take a peek at my portfolio, browse the shop, join me at an event, and share in my creative process.
I'd love to carry your work...
If you are interested in placing a wholesale order, please reach out to me for pricing and minimums.
I still have a question...
Please contact me with any questions, concerns or general delight.