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Sitka Art Circle: Sun Printing

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Sitka Art Circle: Sun Printing
Karen Hymer
Date and Time:
10:00am - 2:00pm
$10 plus $15 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
10+ (under 16 with registered adult)
Skill Level:
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February 27, 2018
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 13, 2018

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Sitka Art Circles are a way to come together in a casual atmosphere and have a bit of artistic fun. All ages are invited, including family groups. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a newcomer to art or a seasoned artist. In this session, learn about cyanotypes and lumen printmaking.

Come play with plants and light! As a group we will collect leaves, grasses and other natural elements from the ground. You will learn to coat paper with the cyanotype chemicals and, once dry, make photograms by placing the collected items on the paper and exposing them to sunlight. Lumen prints are made by placing plant material on unexposed darkroom paper. Even though the paper was designed to make black and white prints in a darkroom, the paper reacts with moisture in the objects producing a color image. Surprises will happen!

The hours of this workshop are 10am-2pm. Dress for weather and time outside.

About the Instructor(s)

Karen Hymer is a visual artist and educator from Tucson, Arizona. She holds a BFA, MA and MFA in Fine Art Photography and has taught for over 25 years. She sees teaching as an opportunity to present new ways of experiencing the world through interaction with nature and image making. Karen’s current work explores the effects of time on the human body and various plant life. Her richly detailed photogravures emphasize the interplay of texture, pattern, light and shadow in muted earth tones. Her images are visually seductive; a poetic beauty is revealed in often-overlooked subjects.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Apron or old shirt

• Plastic bag for collecting plants

• Dress for weather and time outside

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

• UV box

• Photo Paper

• Watercolor paper

• Fixer chemical

• Trays

• Tongs

• Washer

• Bowls

• Brushes

• Newsprint

• Gloves

• Chemical bottles

• Graduates

• Hairdryer

• Plexi-Glass

• Backing for glass

• Glass cleaner

• Towels

• Safe Box

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