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Part of Press & Pull: Homecoming Series, Join CAC Alumni Students and Teaching Artists for hands-on printing experiences.
Class Date: Wednesday, September 20th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: The Children’s Art Carnival
Max. Participants: 15
Register: CLICK HERE
Cyanotype printing is a 150-year-old photographic process that produces Prussian blue prints of photographs or art. Artists of all levels are welcome to join. This class is taught by MultiMedia Artist and Harlem native, Dionis Ortiz. This workshop is a hands-on guided approach to cyanotype printing on paper.
Participants will learn about using:
- Mixing chemistry
- Proper coating and exposing techniques.
You will leave with a set of six prints on paper created out of your own photos or art.
If you want to learn a new hobby, join this unique art workshop and try something new. You’ll leave with new skills and your own artwork to display. This class also makes for great date night ideas and fun things to do in NYC.
Dionis Ortiz is a multimedia artist, community art producer, and educator who works in printmaking, collage, and sculpture. Drawing from his experiences as a child born and raised in Harlem of Dominican descent, he creates geometric, process-based works from ill-regarded and found materials to celebrate the people of the African diaspora.
He was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant, and has been an Artist in Residence at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. He has produced several solo exhibitions in New York and his work was recently included in Estamos bien: La Trienal 20/21 at El Museo Del Barrio (New York).
Community engagement is central to his practice and he has produced projects for Harlem River Park Fund, Museum of Art and Design, and ImageNation.
In 2021 he was Artist in Residence at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling and his mural design was selected by PubliColor for an elementary school in East Harlem. His work has been featured in The New York Times several times and is included in Latinx Art: Artists, Market, and Politics by Arlene Dávila.
This community work extends to teaching and Ortiz teaches all ages from pre-K to teenagers and undergraduates at Hunter College and Cornell University.
He received his B.F.A from SUNY Purchase College and his M.F.A from CUNY Hunter College.