What will life be like in 2030? Will we be permanently online via a chip in our ear? Will robots replace teachers? How might our planet change in the future? What will be the next BIG THING? Will the world be better?
These are the sort of questions we’re asking during our FREE
BRING A GRANDPARENT INTER-GENERATIONAL BLUEPRINT WORKSHOPS*
Led by FOTOFONTY artists Elizabeth Doak and Maja Jones with Judith Alder
For children aged 7+ accompanied by a grandparent or an older adult. 1 child to 1 adult. 8 spaces available for each workshop (book ONE place for a child/adult pair) .
Make a blueprint image using the Victorian cyanotype process creating experimental images which appear through exposure to UV light. We’ll be working with text, objects, projections and images on the themes of past, present and future to create our Cyanotypes. We will also be chatting about what difference old and new technologies make to our lives.
*This workshop uses freshly made chemicals to create the cyanotype light sensitive coating - all health and safety precautions will be explained and only adults will be able to coat the paper. Children must be supervised at all times. Gloves will be provided - bring an old apron to cover your clothes or we can provide a disposable one.
"Fotofonty is a new artists’ initiative and both artists live in the Devonshire Ward. Their recent projects at the Devonshire Collective (Vote for me! and Glitch Your Self[ie]), St Wilfreds Hospice (Reasons to be Cheerful), and Eastbourne Carnival have demonstrated their imaginative and lively approach to art making accompanied by vibrant, high quality outcomes."
FOTOFONTY aim to provide fun and educational photography and typo/graphic design based workshops. In this workshop, participants will have a chance to make a camera-less photographic print poster using the Cyanotype printing process invented by scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. This process produces a cyan-blue print (cyan is Greek for blue). Engineers used ‘blueprints’ well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings referred to as blueprints.
Once in a Universe, is a project by artist Judith Alder exploring life in The Anthropocene: The Age of Man. The project is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England, East Sussex Arts Parttnership and Devonshire West Big Local.