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Mapping our Community: Photography Series

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three-part workshop series exploring community through plant medicine and the medium of photography.

Artist, Rebecca Heyl and Métis herbalist and educator, Lori Snyder, with support from the Burnaby Neighbourhood House lead a three-part workshop series exploring the possibility of creating a community map using photographic processes. Mapping will be used as a way to show what is of value to the community. Smartphone tips and techniques will be provided to teach you how to best capture images from around your community. Images will be shared and will represent a multiplicity of perspectives.

The workshops culminate at the Burnaby Festival of Learning, in May, with an online nature walk, featuring an introduction to traditional plants led by Lori Snyder. Following the nature walk, participants will learn how to create a map of local plants captured by the sun on a large fabric mural using the *Cyanotype photographic process.

Workshop dates & times:

Sunday, April 25, 2021 11am-12 noon

Sunday, May 2, 2021 11am-12 noon

Participants will be encouraged to sign-up for the finale event at the Burnaby Festival of Learning, Sunday May 9, 2021 10:30 am-12pm. Sign-up for this festival event will be available as of April 7, 2021.

Registration is limited! All ages welcome.

*Cyanotype is a photographic printing process invented in 1842 that captures a shadow image as a cyan-blue print. This technique has been used to study botanicals and share knowledge, most notably by Anna Atkins in her 1843 book, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions.

Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a charitable non-profit organization. A volunteer driven community-funded agency with a unique focus on Neighbours supporting Neighbours.