(Postponed) Members’ Workshop @ ASHK: Cyanotype Greeting CardsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
This event is postponed until further notice. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
6:15pm – Registration
6:30pm – Start of demonstration and hands-on experience
7:30pm – End
Limited vacancy, first-come; first-served only.
Cyanotype 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.
Cyanotype is an old-style photographic printing method and it is easy to get started with. The production processes of a blueprint, from photo paper production to imaging, are all handcrafted. Hence, every single piece of work takes efforts to acquire. With the invention of digital cameras and smartphones, this old-style photograph production method is being forgotten over time. Therefore, the workshop is aimed at letting participants experience the beauty of cyanotype images.
During the workshop, instructor will demonstrate the process of making a cyanotype greeting card and instruct the students step by step. A pre-made digital negative will go through the processes like painting of photo emulsion, staking of films, exposure etc, and a precious image can then be printed out by cyanotype process. You will have hands-on experience in the cyanotype process. After the workshop, you get to bring home your craft.
Our instructor, Mr. Ha King Yip is the founder of Blackcred, where the brand promotes products related with traditional photographic craft. He is now focusing on creation and promotion of cyanotype to the Hong Kong community. With his workshops in various organizations and schools, he wishes to create awareness of this traditional photography for people to get in touch with it. His photo works are also used to produce cyanotype postcards and notebooks which are available at the Asia Society Store now. Members enjoy 10% discount when buying his product.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty