Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sun Transformations: Cyanotype Workshop

September 23, 2023 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am



Join us
 for this all-day workshop exploring the captivating process of cyanotypes! We will use our imaginations, chance, and the magic of the sun to create stunning blue and white works of art.

Cyanotype is an alternative photo process which uses chemicals and sunlight to create wonderfully mysterious pictures when rinsed in water! Also known as “sun prints”, this accessible medium involves placing objects and materials onto treated paper, becoming blue wherever the sun’s rays have reached it. This process is filled with surprises, so bring your curiosity, trust and openness with you to this workshop!

Facilitator Rachel Mulder (she/her) is an artist and printmaker who indulges in experientiality. She will share this much-beloved practice with you in a hands-on, exploratory way. We will begin with a wandering tour of the farm where we can gather plant materials and inspiration. Then Rachel will provide a brief demo and share some examples of her work. Each participant will get to create several smaller cyanotypes for the first half of this workshop using high quality hand-coated watercolor paper. After lunch, we will discuss our experiments from the first half, Rachel will offer additional techniques to explore, and participants can create more works. Larger sheets of treated paper will be offered, including a large scale collaborative piece for us to indulge in!

We will utilize plant friends and other natural objects found on the farm, as well as fabrics, and an assortment of random objects. Feel empowered to bring your own special treasures, as long as you don’t mind them baking in the sun for a bit.

Ticket price includes $25 materials fee. Snack offerings of coffee, tea and baked goods, with gluten and dairy free options and fruit will be available throughout the day.
Please Bring: 

  • Sack lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Sturdy shoes for walking (electric cart or car available for the tour if needed for accessibility)
  • Any treasures you want to use in your cyanotypes

Access notes: Masks strongly encouraged while indoors, and Rachel will be wearing hers at all times. The main workspace where we begin our works of art will be indoors, and we will venture out into the sun to expose and rinse our cyanotypes. Please dress appropriately for hot weather, sun, and clothing that will not mind potential water splashes. The space is NOT fully wheel-chair accessible. Please contact Abby at arts@pnfarm.com with accessibility questions as we will endeavor to accommodate you. 

**We aim to make this an accessible workshop, so please get in touch at arts@pnfarm.com if the cost is a burden!

Rachel Mulder lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two cats, Opal and Tomasina. She was born in rural Wisconsin and when she was small she spent a lot of time sitting in the grass staring, obsessing about animals, watching cartoons and peeling her skin off. A process-oriented artist, her work vacillates back and forth between meticulous obsession and playful experimentation. She makes drawings using a variety of media that often yield printmakerly textures – residual effects from earning her BFA in Printmaking at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2007.



September 23, 2023
3:00 am - 9:00 am
Event Categories:
, , , ,
Event Tags:
, ,


PN Farm Arts Initiative
View Organizer Website


Plas Newydd Farm
Plas Newydd Llc.
33415 NW Lancaster Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642 United States
+ Google Map
(360) 887-3531
View Venue Website


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available