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Create a Solar Print Using the Sun-Group Lesson Available Now

Create a Solar Print Using the Sun-Group Lesson Available Now


Title: Create a Solar Print Using the Sun


Date: Flexible: contact me at


Time: 2ish hours


Cost: $100 per person, maximum is 6 people


Location: Kadie Salfi's studio: Artist Alley (35-D) at South Hill Business Campus:  950 Danby Road, across from Ithaca College. Plenty of free parking.


Description: We will make a blue print using the sun, also known as a solar print or a cyanotype print, which is a non-toxic alternative photo process that uses the sunlight (or an exposing unit) and yields a rich cyan-indigo blue print.


I will have items for you to use to block out the sun leaving the silhouettes of the item as the final image.  You may also want to bring objects from home which can be used to make a contact print/photogram to block out the sun. Flowers and plant cuttings can produce beautiful silhouettes and other ideas include buttons, feathers, lace, shells...anything that will block out light and create a pattern.


Level: Beginner, 14 and up


What to bring: Clothes that can get dirty.


What you will learn: How to make a cyanotype print (solar print), how to collect items in the world for your art, how to pay attention to this wild and precious place. 


What you will go home with: One 8" x 10" print and four 4" x 5" prints.


Instructor: Kadie Salfi: Born in Burlington, Vermont in 1972, Salfi studied printmaking, photography and sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent two years at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles, where she printed editions of original graphics for such contemporary masters as Rauschenberg, Celmins, and Johns.


Salfi has taught drypoint, etching, photo etching, intro to screen printing,  photo screen printing, cyanotype, drawing and more at Saint Michaels College in Vermont, San Francisco Waldorf High School in San Francisco, The Ink Shop in Ithaca, The Foundry Workshops, Ithaca and out of her various studios over the last twenty-five years. 


Salfi maintains a steady studio practice in Ithaca, New York and has held numerous solo exhibitions on both coasts, including A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn), Corners Gallery (Ithaca), Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art (San Francisco), and BCA Center (Burlington). Her work has been discussed in Of Note Magazine, The Cornell Daily Sun, Chapter89 Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Artscope.


Canceled bookings will receive a full refund (minus Paypal/bank processing fees) if cancellation is notified within 8 days of the workshop date.


Any cancellations 3 to 7 days before the workshop date will forfeit 50% of the cost of the workshop as well as the cost of Paypal processing/refund fees.


2 days' notice and under will forfeit the whole cost of the workshop.


Every effort will be made to ensure you can be accommodated at another workshop date if you are unable to attend your booked date and notify us within 8 days of the booked workshop date.


We reserve the right to change the date at the last minute if we are expecting severe, inclement weather on the day of the workshop (we need SUN for sunprints).

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