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Cyanotype class at LOLA on Feb. 29

February 21, 2020

What is Cyanotype and how is it created? Join artist Norma Dycus-Pennycuff to learn more about this art and make sun prints in her class, “Winter Sun Prints and the Art of Cyanotype,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process where a photosensitive solution is made by mixing potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate. After applying this solution to paper, and exposing it to ultra violet rays, it produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

In this class, Dycus-Pennycuff will share the history of cyanotype, and students will create “sun” prints of their own. At the end of class, other cyanotype art forms will be discussed, along with the examination of works by modern cyanotype artists. Students will leave learning about this simple, yet exciting art form, and take away ideas of how to tie it into their own work, regardless of medium.

Dycus-Pennycuff was born and raised in Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and finished a BFA in studio art with a concentration in film and photography. Her first art job was as an illustrator for Discovery Education drawing graphics for standardized test. 

In 2011 her husband found a job in Three Lakes and the family packed up and made the Northwoods their new home. Her love of art spread naturally to teaching and sharing art with friends and neighbors. Since making the Northwoods home, she has become mindful of the relationship between art and nature. Dycus-Pennycuff currently works in cyanotype and is exploring natural plant materials as an alternative to traditional darkroom chemistry and toxic materials.

Cost of this adults and teens class is $45. All materials are supplied. Optional flat objects students may bring: lace and/or doilies, keys, pressed or paper flowers, feathers, or other flat objects that will work under glass. Deadline for registration is Saturday, Feb. 22.

Visit lolaartswi.com for more details or call 715-547-3950. LOLA Center for the Arts is located at 4262 Highway B in downtown Land O’ Lakes. LOLA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

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