Thu, 14 Sept|
PLAYING WITH THE LIGHT
Apologies, we have to cancel playing with light on Thursday, we are sorry to say and hope this is not too much a disappointment. We may be able to reschedule later in the autumn; do keep a eye on social media and the Fourth Portal websiDrop-in activity. Free | All Ages
Time & Location
14 Sept 2023, 12:30 – 16:30
Fourth Portal, 19 Royal Pier Rd, Gravesend DA12 2BD, UK
About the event
Artist in residence Dawn Cole will be leading this drop-in activity to create cyanotype prints of one of St Andrew's stained glass windows.
This will form part of the national Heritage Open Days
No experience is necessary. Participants can make a small print that can then be taken away. Open to all ages.
What is cyanotype?
'The cyanotype is a slow-reacting, economical photographic printing formulation sensitive to a limited near ultraviolet and blue light spectrum, the range 300 nm to 400 nm, known as UVA radiation. It produces a cyan-blue print used for art as monochrome imagery applicable on a range of supports and for reprography in the form of blueprints. For any purpose, the process usually uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate or ferric ammonium oxalate, and potassium ferricyanide. Only water is used to develop and fix. Developed in 1842, it is still in use.' (Wikipedia)