What you'll do
I'll invite you to my house where coffee and breakfast will be waiting and I'll go over the process of making a SunPrint ( aka cyanotypes). We will decide if we are going to make a negative of one or your images or use found objects ( dried plants, crystals, feathers, don't worry about bringing anything I have a bunch of fun objects) after a quick lesson, we will coat the watercolor paper with a light sensitive solution, let it dry, prep our objects or negative and go out into the sun to expose the paper, come back inside and rinse and dry the print. Each person will have the opportunity to make 6 prints 9 x12 inches each. You will create one of a kind artwork from Joshua Tree and become the artist in the desert!
My first love is photography and I have been lucky enough to make it my career for the past 20 years, as a photographer, producer an educator. 15 years ago I started coming to Joshua Tree for photo shoots and fell in love with the landscape. Now I call it home and I love exploring the desert and all its plants and animals. I am super passionate about cyanotype printing, I miss the days of watching a print develop before your eyes. So I created a experience that will let you be the artist in the desert and create your own cyanotype. Please feel free to message me about days not on calendar. I also have 2 fantastic airbnb's you may want to see, you can do that by clicking on my profile or just ask and I will send you links. They are usually booked a month in advance.
Lite breakfast included , coffee, breakfast pastries and fresh fruit.
I'll provide all the materials necessary to come away with at least 3 unique prints. ( we will make many more just want to…
Where you'll be
We will conduct our workshop in my little house just a few miles from downtown Joshua tree. We will have access to my back yard to expose our light sensitive paper and bring it back inside to wash and watch our images appear in front of us.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests aged 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We will be working inside and outside and kids 8 and older can enjoy this process.
Make Sun Prints in the desert