Cyanotype Workshop with Dakota Mace, MFA

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Cyanotype Photography Workshop 

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print created from nature. This workshop will introduce students to one of the earliest printing processes. We prepare the paper and fabric beforehand. They will learn how to create their cyanotypes, experimenting with various ways to produce beautifully blue and unique prints exposed to the sunlight. All materials will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring their objects with them on the day or provide a digital image in advance, making it into a negative print. Advice on suitable objects and images will be provided.

Artist Bio:

Dakota Mace (Diné) is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in Photography and Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts. As a Diné (Navajo) artist, her work draws from the history of her Diné heritage, exploring the themes of family lineage, community, and identity. In addition, her work pushes the viewer's understanding of Diné culture through alternative photography techniques, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking.  She has also worked with numerous institutions and programs to develop dialogue on the issues of cultural appropriation and the importance of Indigenous design work. She is currently an MFA in Studio Arts Faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Visiting Grad Advisor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the photographer for the Helen Louise Allen Textile Center and the Center of Design and Material Culture. Her work as an artist and scholar has been exhibited nationally and internationally at various conferences, collectives, museums, and galleries. She is represented by Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City.

Room or Area: 
the Galt Museum

Free Entry

Limited Seating. Please register in advance by March 8, 2024.


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