INTRODUCTION TO CYANOTYPES
INTRODUCTION TO CYANOTYPES
with Néstor Pérez-Molière
- Starts Jul 1Starts Jul 1
- 275 US dollars$275
- West 40th Street
The cyanotype process was one of the first photographic processes ever invented and is distinctive for its Prussian blue images. Because of the physicality of this photographic process it showcases a perfect marriage between photography and printmaking. During this two-day workshop, students will learn all the basics to cyanotype printing, from photogram prints to the use of digital photographs. This is a hands-on class where we will cover the mixing and application of the chemical emulsion, best practices when printing, introduction to working on different surface materials, safe UV exposure, and post-printing dyeing. We will begin class by discussing the history of the medium as well as contemporary artists using the process in unique ways. Bio Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx, New York. His art entails a process of self-discovery; a series of confessionals revealing private conflicts; hoping towards catharsis. Through this cathartic process he hopes to connect with the viewer’s struggles and depathologize negative feelings so that they can be seen as a source for political action rather than its antithesis. Néstor exposes mental health issues like depression, dysmorphia, food addictions, and loneliness: describing their mechanisms, scrutinizing their origins, and illuminating the impossibility of fixing them. His practice mainly takes place in the realm of photography but has also incorporated performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques into his works. He received an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in Botany. He was part of EmergeNYC 2023, Artist in the Marketplace 2017, and Creative Capital’s Taller 2019 mentorship programs, and was included in The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez, Bronx Art Space, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Estudiantes de Artes de San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 2023 he will be a resident at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Governors Island Arts Center and Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts residencies. In 2015, he was artist in residence at Manhattan Graphics Center. Interested in becoming an educator, he teaches, and has taught, digital and darkroom photography, as well as media literacy at the International Center of Photography, Parsons School of Design, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Fairleigh Dickinson University, THE POINT CDC, and StrudelMediaLive.
STUDENT CLASS CANCELLATION If a student must drop out of a class, 75% of tuition will be refunded as long as MGC is notified 15 days or more prior to the start date of the class. If a student notifies MGC less than 15 days prior, no tuition can be refunded. Membership and materials fee are non-refundable.
Manhattan Graphics Center, Inc., West 40th Street, New York, NY, USA
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