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SolarFast Solstice Printing

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm



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SolarFast Solstice Printing, June 2024 Registration
$ 202.00
7 available

An 2-Day In-Studio Workshop!

Saturdays, June 8 and 15, 10:30am-1:30pm

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About this Workshop:

This workshop is designed for creatives with no prior experience in alternative processes! SolarFast dyes are a fun and easy alternative photographic process for paper and fabric Participants will learn basic techniques for printing UV light sensitive photograms on various porous surfaces using both found objects and digital negatives to make their own custom prints. 

During session one, students will receive a brief history on solar printing and photogram photography, a demonstration on how to make a solarfast photogram print, and guidance through the printing process. After the demonstration, students will be given a majority of class time to experiment. 

In the second session students will elevate their printing process by exploring new surfaces to print on and use digital negatives. Students will be given a demonstration on how to print with digital negatives and solarfast dye on cotton based fibers. Students will submit their own personal jpeg images to the instructor, which will be turned into transparent negatives for class. Students will then spend a majority of class time exploring this printing process with their own personal imagery.

Level: Beginner—no experience necessary!

Registration closes June 1, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration to cover all of the necessary supplies. Students are encouraged to bring additional personal items for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.

Sample images by Sammie Correa


Registration includes a $42 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class, including the SolarFast dye chemicals and watercolor paper. In addition, students should gather/purchase the following items for class: 

  • (optional) Personal apron (we’ll have extras) or wear clothes that can get messy
  • (optional) Pen/pencil and notepad if you want to take notes
  • A collection of small objects to make photograms within a 9×12 dimension size (5-10 items). These can include: flowers (pressed or fresh), leaves, feathers, paper (cut into shapes), small glass bottles and objects, earrings, broaches, necklaces, rings, and film negatives
  • A collection of images for digital negatives (due to instructor in advance of Day 2 – details provided closer to class start).
  • 3-5 pre-washed cotton shirts and/or cotton garments – for Day 2



Sammie Correa is a photographer and art educator based in the DMV area. She studied Photography and Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Using the cyanotype process, she creates unique photographic prints on watercolor paper, natural fibers, and porous surfaces. Sammie has taught in museums, galleries, and schools across cities in the United States and Mexico. You can learn more about her work at Sammiecorrea.com and follow her on Instagram @sammie.correa.

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