Where Art Meets Science: Marine Cyanotypes at Scripps Pier

Image shows multiple examples of Scripps Oceanography alumna Oriana Poindexter diving for kelp and creating cyanotype prints
DateSaturday, May 14, 2022 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
LocationScripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
ContactRisa Farrell |

Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumna Oriana Poindexter (MAS MBC `15) creates cyanotypes; immersive pieces created in collaboration with the sun and the ever-evolving sea. Join her for a deeply interactive workshop to learn this artistic process and use organic subjects - kelp, algae, shells and marine debris - to create your own take-home cyanotype print using photochemistry techniques first developed in the 1840s. The resulting prints are records of the state of the ocean and your creative process on that particular day, drawn in the blue and white palette of the sea itself.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Workshop 1: 10-12:00pm (10 people max)
Workshop 2: 1-3:00pm (10 people max)
Cost: $10 per person

RSVP Required: Registration is currently full, but we have an active waitlist should attendance shift. 


Please direct any questions to Risa Farrell, 

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