Cyanotype Printing Workshop

Date: October 2, 2021

Time: 10:00am-12 noon

Location: Sears Island, Searsport, ME

Note: Rescheduled from September 26th due to rain! Spaces still available.

Friends of Sears Island will host a cyanotype printing workshop on Sears Island on Sunday, September 26, from 10am-12pm, with Sandi Cirillo and Ashley Megquier. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that uses sunlight and water to create an image. Workshop attendees will be given time to roam on Sears Island and collect interesting natural materials such as ferns, leaves, feathers, and flowers to use in their prints. Using light-sensitized cyanotype paper, each participant will practice making several beautiful blue and white prints by exposing them to the sun with an assemblage of materials placed on top.

Sandi Cirillo has been a fiber/mixed media artist for over 25 years and is a retired art educator who gives many different fiber workshops. Visit her website, www.especially-for-ewe.com to see examples of Sandi’s work and a list of available workshops. Ashley Megquier is the Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Sears Island and an artist who enjoys printmaking, digital illustration, and any opportunity to explore new creative techniques.

This program is for adults and children ages 12 and up. A materials fee of $10 per person will be collected at the start of the workshop. Participants must pre-register by emailing outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org. Registration is complete upon receiving a confirmation email. To learn more about the work of Friends of Sears Island visit www.friendsofsearsisland.org, or facebook.com/friendsofsearsisland.

Photo caption: Cyanotype prints drying on a line on Sears Island

Photo credit: Ashley Megquier