‘Solar Designs’ Art Workshop

Meredith Lear, M.F.A., Associate Chair of Foundations and Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Hong Kong, ran a ‘Solar Designs’ Art workshop with our IGCSE Art students. The students discussed the design concept of negative and positive space and how this can be used to create successful compositions.

Utilising these concepts, students learnt about the photographic printing process of cyanotypes. The cyanotype process was discovered in the 1800s and uses the sun to expose negatives onto a natural surface such as paper, fabric, or wood. Through the course of the workshop, students arranged a variety of components in a striking visual composition and let the sun print their designs onto a fabric accessory of their choice.