6 Aug 2022

Alberta Craft Gallery at cSPACE

1721 29 Avenue SW, Calgary

$30 - $40

Leaving an Impression, Cyanotype Workshop with Mireille Perron

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Professor Emeritus Mireille Perron teaches how to make your own cyanotype print using an old photographic technique and local flora and fauna.

"Leaving an Impression" taught by AUArts Professor Emeritus Mireille Perron is a hands-on 2 hour Cyanotype workshop introduction to one of the first photographic processes ever developed. The cyanotype process, also known as blueprint or sunprint utilizes photosensitive iron salts and continues to be relevant today to produce fine art prints. This process can be done with paper and fabric. This workshop will focus on cyanotype paper. You will design, expose in the sun, and develop in water your own cyanotypes. A UV lamp will be available if the sun is not showing up that day.

Mireille Perron was born in 1957 in Montréal, Québec. Since 1989 she has been living and working in Moh-kins-tsis/Calgary, Alberta. Perron is the founder of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics (2000 —), a social experiment that masquerades as collaborative works of art/craft and events. Her art work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, and more occasionally in Europe and the United States. She taught at the Alberta University of the Arts until 2018 when she received the title of Professor Emerita.