Help me give my students materials for Cyanotype prints! This is such a unique and fun photography process developed nearly 200 years ago that uses UV light from the sun and water reaction with the chemicals.
My art students are so creative. They always amaze me with the things they create. I teach many different subjects within the area of art and this DonorsChoose request will directly impact students in all of my classes.
Art is such an important subject for students to be able to explore.
It can help reduce stress and allow students to express their thoughts, values, and emotions without judgment. These materials will help me achieve this goal.
Over 50% of students at my school are economically disadvantaged and it's the most diverse High School in the district. They have such heart and creativity. My goal is to bring them quality materials that will last for years to come and allow them to continue to further explore their creativity.
I am hoping to do this project in my new Basic Skills Art class as well as possibly the Basic Design class. It's such an interesting printing and photography process that I think will be really enjoyable for students!
Students will collage items from nature including leaves, flowers, moss, and other found objects onto the surface of the paper, set it out in the sun and let the reaction occur!
Once the paper has soaked up enough UV's then we rinse in water and that fixes the image as well as causes the negative space to turn blue creating the classic blue-white photographic print of Cyanotypes!
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