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Cyanotype Fabric Print - Take Two!


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*** FYI: The cyanotype is printed using UV light, so we will meet on the front porch of the Arts Annex and may need reschedule if it's a rainy day. See you at the Annex! ***

Reserve your seat in this workshop by enrolling here. If the event is full, you will be added to the waitlist.

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.


What is DukeCreate?

DukeCreate is a free arts workshop series for the Duke community taught by local artists and students in the MFA|EDA program. Workshop topics emphasize skill development and practical experience in ceramics, screen printing, painting and drawing, photography, and digital media. DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE), in cooperation with the Arts Annex, duARTS, VisARTS, and #artstigators.

How much does the workshop cost?

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance at https://training.oit.duke.edu/dukecreate. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

Can staff attend DukeCreate workshops?

Duke students can reserve their spot in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available.

Can I take a bus to the Rubenstein Arts Center?

Yes! The Rubenstein Arts Center is located between East and West campus, off of bus routes (C1, C2 & CSW) that run along Campus Drive.


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Status Archived
Date Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location Arts Annex
Enrolled 15 of 15