Cyanotype printmaking is a photographic printmaking process that uses photosensitive emulsion, UV light and water to create vibrant blueprints.
Clara McSweeney will host a 2-hour step-by-step workshop where you can explore the art of cyanotype printing on a variety of surfaces. Including wood, stone, shells, paper, and fabric. During the workshop, you will learn how to mix up your cyanotype emulsion, coat the different surfaces, expose the prints correctly, and wash/develop your prints.
Clara will provide all the surfaces for printing however, participants can bring their own organic objects or black-and-white film negatives to expose onto the surfaces if they wish.
Clara McSweeney (1998) is a visual artist/curator from Co Cork. She holds a degree in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design and a degree in Cultural Event Management from IADT Dun Laoghaire. Currently, she works as an Artist in Residence at Creative Spark Dundalk. She is the recipient of the ARC LAB Curatorial Scholarship which will begin in September 2023.
Her notable achievements to date include serving as a mediator for Ireland at Venice and completing a range of residencies, such as the Creative Spark Dundalk Residency, PADA Studios Residency, and The Darkroom Dublin Residency. She is also the project coordinator and graphic designer for The Women From The Inside, a collective highlighting women’s issues like menstruation, diversity and equality in Limerick City.