fine art photography  ~  historic processes  ~  education

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when will my materials arrive?

My goal is to have your materials arrive within 5 to 7 days before the start date of the class.  If your kit doesn't arrive within that window, please contact me immediately
so I can help track down your package.

Fish Kill, blueprint on wood

Session I     Thursday, August 06, 2020       9am - 12PM MDT

$75.00 per student      min. 3 students, max. 10 students
$42.00 materials fee  +  $12 shipping if purchasing a supply kit

if  enrolling two students, the cost of the second supply kit is an additional $35;
there is no additional shipping fee

beautiful blueprinting - parent & child - online

what I provide :

you will be redirected to an external website

enrollment deadline is July 23, 2020

  • supplies to build a simple contact frame for printing
  • 10 sheets 8x10 of watercolor paper
  • chemicals for coating paper
  • 8 sheets 8.5x11 computer transparency film
  • assorted foam brushes
  • plastic containers for mixing the solution & processing prints
  • how to make photograms
  • how to make simple digital negatives
  • how to make an exposure
  • how to wash & dry your prints
  • how to build an easy printing frame
  • a brief lesson on how things work
  • how safely use & store the
    blueprinting solution
  • how to mix the solution & coat paper
  • a materials kit  right
  • live, online instruction

what you provide :

  • handouts with information & resources
  • 90 day access to class recording

what you'll learn...

  • a room with low-level incandescent light
  • access to water not a kitchen or bathroom
  • a table or counter not a kitchen or bathroom
  • distilled water
  • gloves  exam or cleaning gloves are ok

why is there a materials fee?

A materials fee is included so that you don't have to buy
a huge amount of stuff just to take the class.  I will build
you a starter kit and ship it to you so that you can decide
if this is something you want to commit to before spending your hard-earned money on a lot of stuff  you may never use again.

Sunflowers, blueprint on vellum
Winter Aspens No. 2, blueprint on paper

can I buy my materials somewhere else?

Sure!  Here's the deal:  You're responsible for all of your supplies if you buy them yourself.  I can give you a list of trusted suppliers, but I can't guarantee that we can get it to work during class.  The supplies that I provide will work with the instruction that I provide during class and in the handouts.  If you didn't buy my kit and we can't get your supplies to work during class
I won't be able to give you a refund for the class or schedule
a make-update.

This class is for you if:

  • your child is at least 8 years old & can follow basic safety instructions
  • you're able to supervise & assist your child during the workshop
  • you're looking for hands-on art activities for summer enrichment
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • blue painter's tape
  • a hairdryer
  • a webcam & internet

Session dates


Blueprints are one of the earliest types of photographs, dating from the 1840's. In this fun, hands-on workshop, you and your child will learn how to make simple analog images - no darkroom needed!  Kids love this workshop, from learning how to make negatives to exploring the possibilities of mixing the images with other art media.

jacqueline webster

what materials am I paying for?

I'm glad you asked!  Your materials kit for 1 child will include: