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Lesson Plans


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Laura McCoy (lmccoy)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 13:56:53 -0400 (EDT)


Another photo-based activity that you can do with students without an
enlarger or photo chemicals is a "sun print". It's basically a contact
print (you can use anything, even negatives, images photocopied onto
acetate, or whatever). The paper I have used is called sunprint paper and
it's a blue (maybe cyanotype?) paper that devlops in water. I haven't
bought any recently, but used to buy it at an environmental store in
Vancouver and at Mrs tiggy Winkles in Ottawa.

I was just looking at photo activities to do with an art club (I thought
this would be easier than doing it with all the classes). I don't have a
darkroom, but was wondering if I could use this sunprint paper in a
pinhole camera. I've only done contact prints with it, but does anybody
have any other experience with it?

Thanks for your help.