Several blue photographs depicting white silhouettes of plants are displayed against a white background

Drop-in Studio: Cyanotypes

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023
11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Drop in to GRAM Studio to experiment with new artmaking techniques during guided workshops for all ages and skill levels. Drop-in Studio sessions occur every Saturday from 1 — 4 pm, and are included with general Museum admission.

Invented in 1842 by astronomer John Hershel, and subsequently made famous by botanist Anna Atkins, cyanotypes are a way of taking photographs without a camera. Explore this early method of photography with GRAM Studio. Layer objects atop fabric treated with UV sensitive chemicals to create a one-of-a-kind image atop the blue or Cyan” background of your print.

Creative Learning Center

For more information, please contact GRAM Studio at or 616.831.2927.

Free with Admission
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