BTSALP Visual Art specialist, Catherine Widner and the first grade students at Jim Bridger Elementary, used a beautiful sunshine filled day to create cyanotypes using items from nature. First Grade Science Standard 4 – Life Science: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things. Thanks to the Education majors from the University of Utah who were on hand to help the first grade students arrange their materials and process their cyanotypes.
BTSALP Specialists gathered at Luminaria Photography Studio on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to learn the process of Cyanotype. This is a photographic printing process that 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. Thanks to Dave Hyams & Christine Baczek. The Process of Cyanotype The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered the procedure in 1842. Though the process was developed by Herschel, he considered it as mainly a means of reproducing notes and diagrams, as in blueprints. Hard at Work Rachel Jacobs, BTSALP […]