During a July 17 Galveston Art League workshop, students will make camera-less pictures of
objects using cyanotype and lumen printing processes. Cyanotype is a very early photographic
process that uses a light-sensitive solution and an ultraviolet light source to create an image.
Lumen prints use traditional darkroom paper to expose an object until its image appears; no
developer is used.
This workshop will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at the Galveston Art League
Gallery, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. The cost is $55. Students will leave with samples of
each process. Class size is limited, with the required pre-registration available now at
Workshop instructor Kristy Peet will provide all materials, but students also may bring in objects
to use in making their cyanotypes or lumens if they wish. Plant matter, fruits, and other
translucent objects or objects with interesting outlines work well.
Peet, a native of Dallas, lives and works in Houston. She is a professor of art at College of the
Mainland in Texas City. She served seven years as vice president of BOX13 Artspace, an artist-
run exhibition and studio space devoted to the creation and advancement of experimental
contemporary art in Houston.
A large-format analog photographer, Peet has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions
across the country, including a solo exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. Her work is in the
collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Savannah College of Art and Design. Her
website is www.kristypeet.com.
Peet completed her undergraduate work at Austin College in Sherman and earned her Master
of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.
Her workshop aligns with the nonprofit Galveston Art League’s mission of promoting visual arts
and art education in Galveston County and beyond. Established in 1914, the Art League is
operated exclusively by volunteers; it has never had a salaried employee on staff. The league is
supported by tax-deductible memberships (click on “Join” at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com),
contributions, gallery sales and an annual gala fundraiser.
For more information about this workshop or the Galveston Art League, please email