18 February 2017, Saturday / 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Alternative Photography: Make Your Own Wet and Dry Cyanotypes

Speaker: Alexis Oshima, Angela Silva

The cyanotype is a photographic printing process developed by Sir John Herschel in 1841 that makes beautiful cyan blue sun prints. Participants will learn how to mix the chemicals and coat their own light sensitive papers, then expose their compositions in sunlight to produce prints. We will run through the process of making traditional (dry) cyanotypes, but we will also demo the “wet” cyanotype, which is a more experimental method, so even those who already have some experience with cyanotypes will have something to learn.

Angela L. Silva is a mixed-media artist and printmaker based in Talisay, Negros Occidental. She uses cyanotypes, a form of alternative photography, which produces monochromatic blue images on archival quality paper. “Blue is also the color of the ocean, of distance and longing.” Angela studied printmaking in the United States and has exhibited in group shows in California and the Philippines. Her show, “Shadow Memories,” runs February 8 through May 30, 2020 at the Negros Museum in Bacolod, Negros Occidental.

Alexis Oshima has been working in darkrooms and making prints since before she could read. She spent several years teaching IB Biology, where she would also run alternative photography classes for the students, to complement the curricular Chemistry and Physics classes. She now resides in Palawan where she is building experimental bamboo structures.

Regular Fee – PhP 800
inclusive of ticket to Art Fair Philippines (PhP 350)

Student’s Fee – PhP 500
inclusive of ticket to Art Fair Philippines:
– Php 150 students outside of Makati
– Php 100 Makati students

Payment procedures:
Please register by emailing talks@artfairphilippines.com and wait for email confirmation which will include the payment procedures.

Participant’s fee is non-refundable.

Photo Credit: Alexis Oshima