Norma Dycus Pennycuff

Cyanotype: Prints in Shades of Blue

October 10-16, 2021 (Five Teaching Days)

Cyanotype is a process that uses photo sensitive chemistry to create an image in shades of blue. The process was used for many years in duplication of documents, often called blueprints, because of its ease of use. For a time, cyanotype was used in photography before black and white photos became the norm. The process lends itself to many forms of image making on paper, fabrics, and other surfaces. Each day we will dive a little deeper into the world of cyanotype to learn more about the overall history of the process, photograms, creating digital negatives for printing, as well as removing the blue in our work and replacing it with other tones. We will print on different types of paper and cotton fabric so students can find where cyanotype might fit into their own work as an artist. No pre-knowledge is required. As we will be using the sun to expose our prints please wear comfortable clothing. Materials needed to complete the course will be provided by Norma.

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Norma Dycus Pennycuff was born and raised in Tennessee. She attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and finished a BFA in studio art with a concentration in film and photography. Her first art job was as an illustrator for Discovery Education drawing graphics for standardized test. In 2011 her husband found a job in Three Lakes Wisconsin and the family packed up and made the Northwoods their new home. Norma’s love of art spread naturally to teaching and sharing art with friends and neighbors. Since making the Northwoods home she has become mindful of the relationship between art and nature. Norma currently works in cyanotype and is exploring natural plant materials as an alternative to traditional darkroom chemistry and toxic materials.

This is a Studio and Plein Air Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $620
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $635
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $655
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $680
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $535
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, October 10
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in Room and Meal Package. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - October 11-15
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, October 14
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, September 16
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.



2021 COVID Precautions 

It is impossible to assess the impact, if any, of COVID-19 for the upcoming 2021 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 6 feet. 
In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.
We will be providing students with hand-sanitizer at their work stations. In addition, the studios will be closed for 1 hour in the late evenings for a daily UV sanitation and touch surface cleaning.

Visit our COVID-19 update page for more information...