Get to know Dawn Kim, this year’s St. Elmo Arts in Fellow in this interactive, botanical photography workshop using cyanotype. One of the earliest photographic techniques, cyanotype uses a combination of chemically treated paper and sunlight to produce detailed Prussian Blue images. Dawn takes inspiration from the work of Anna Atkins, a botanist in the late 1840s who developed the cyanotype process to photograph botanical specimens. In this workshop, Dawn will demonstrate how you too can create your very own cyanotype prints with plants.
All levels are welcome. This workshop is designed for those with no prior knowledge of using cyanotype.
All materials and instructions are included with registration and will be available for contactless pick up the week prior to the workshop. Materials may be mailed to registrants living outside of Austin city limits for an additional fee.
Space is limited and registration is required. This class will take place online via Zoom.
Participants will receive an email with the link for the Zoom meeting prior to the event. Make sure you have Zoom installed and set up to participate.
$65 per person, includes materials
Members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about membership here.
Dawn Kim uses photography to examine the complex relationships between public and private spaces. Her premier exibition at the Wildflower Center, Once in a blue moon twice, is on view April 3 through May 16 and marks the culmination of Kim’s yearlong residency as the St. Elmo Arts Fellow, an opportunity created in partnership between the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from Yale University in photography in 2020.