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Sun, Aug 06


Ijams Nature Center

CREATIVE SERIES: Anthotype Day Printing Workshop

Join The Big Camera on August 6 for a fun filled workshop of experimental print making with the help of nature!

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CREATIVE SERIES: Anthotype Day Printing Workshop
CREATIVE SERIES: Anthotype Day Printing Workshop

Time & Location

Aug 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

Anthotypes are made using the natural photosensitivity of plants. This process was invented by Mary Sommerville who she sent her research to Sir John Herschel in 1842. He included it in his papers and is often cited as the inventor. Crushed flower petals, berries or leaves are used to make an emulsion that is applied to watercolor paper. A contact print of a plant or a negative is made by using the sun to expose the image. This process can take hours or longer to achieve good results.

In this workshop with The Big Camera, we will learn about the history of this process and artists who have experimented with it. We make several different emulsions from flowers and plants. We will also make an emulsion using turmeric - it reacts faster. You will take home materials and supplies to continue this process.

Cost is $65 per person and includes all materials needed. Ages 13 and up welcome with a parent or guardian; everyone in your party must buy a ticket!

There is also special day celebrating this process - hopefully you can submit one of your images: 

World Anthotype Day on August 19th, more information about the process and how to submit is on the website:


  • Individual Ticket

    Good for admission for one to the Anthotype Workshop on August 6

    +$1.63 service fee
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