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Cyanotype Workshop with Ron Cowie – 2 Saturday mornings in September

September 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Image of factory building printed using cyanotype

This six hour workshop is about discovery, light, and fun. Cyanotypes have been used for a variety of creative and industrial purposes because it simplicity of process and economy of materials. Using two chemicals in equal parts creates a light sensitive emulsion which is then coated on paper, or other material, exposed to UV light (the sun) and processed in a slightly acidic water bath. The resulting image is a delightful blue that should last at least 100 years.

This is a hands-on workshop. We will learn by doing and making with a little history thrown in for good measure.

All materials will be provided and you will have solution to experiment with in between classes.

Dates / Time:

Two  In-person sessions: Saturdays 9 am – 12 pm  EST

Dates: September 11 and 18 202

September 11th

  • Cyanotype recipes
  • Paper type
  • Coating & drying
  • Exposing & Processing

September 18th

  • Exposing and printing
  • Answers to any questions
  • Future resources

Location and Covid Guidelines :

As long as the State of Massachusetts Covid Guidelines at the time of class allow:

This class will be held in person at the Griffin Museum : 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA in the Main Gallery and in the areas around the museum outside.

Class maximum will be 8 participants to allow for required social distancing. Students and Instructor must wear masks and maintain 6 ft distance at all times.

$190 Member – $220 Non-Member

Instructor Bio:

Image of Ron CowieRon Cowie is a Rhode Island based still and motion photographer. He is the principal owner of Oyster Farm Productions, a corporate video company and the Bert and None Gallery, an online gallery of fine art photography. Ron has lead workshops in landscape, creative portraiture, and 19th century photography at NESOP for eighteen years. He taught workshops and guest lectured at The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

His fine art work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum, Boston Public Library, and Maumee Valley Country Day School. His work is represented by Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art in Newport, Rhode Island and the Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

He earned his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from NESOP in 1998 with concentrations in editorial and advertising photography. Ron’s editorial client list includes, Yankee Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Bryant University, The University of Rhode Island, SO Rhode Island, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has a wide variety of commercial and corporate clients.



September 11, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, Ma 01890 United States
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