Cyanotype Fabric Print
Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell
About the Workshop
Come revisit or explore for the first time the 19th century process of Cyanotype. This workshop explores cyanotypes and the sun-print process with fabric. Cyanotype is a photographic process using a solution of iron compounds with objects or photo negatives placed on the material to make a print. The cyanotype is printed using UV light, such as the sun.
This hands on workshop will walk you through a brief history and chemical process behind cyanotype printing. With just a few (very safe!) materials you will leave with beautiful and stable blue prints on fabric.
About the Instructor
Vit Bitencourt is a visual artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts at Duke University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic where she focused her studies on photography and documentary video. While in college, she served as curator and student director of the Ethel H. Blum Gallery, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Following graduation, she worked as a curatorial assistant for photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on the exhibition Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 1975-1980.
Vit is interested in creating human documents. Her research and practice revolve around photographers’ portraits of their partners, personal film essays, and autobiographical zines.
About the Location
This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.
Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701