Dorset Printing Workshop: An Introduction to Cyanotype Printing



Primarily, my workshops happen outside, so are ideal as we all emerge from the confines of our houses this Spring! Let me come to your garden and show you and your friends/family how to create beautiful blueprints. My relaxed Cyanotype Printing Workshops are suitable for beginners, especially those people who think that they are not particularly artistic.
This photographic printing process was used in the 19th century by architects, engineers and scientists to copy drawings. By mixing Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Potassium Ferricyanide with sunlight, beautiful (Prussian) blue images are created. It is a really magical process, leaving people amazed and excited with their results. ( Chemicals are odourless and harmless when used under normal conditions).
In the workshops, you will learn how to light-sensitise card or watercolour paper and fabric, place objects on top, such as leaves, grasses and feathers and then expose to light to create a selection of beautiful blue A4 size prints. It's amazing what you can produce in 2hrs. A lot of people go on to my slightly longer Cyanotype table lantern, lampshade or silk scarf workshops afterwards.
I can come to your own home to show you the technique, or I can find a venue suited to your location. I prefer to use natural light and outdoor space for the workshop so I am reliant on the weather; April through to October is when I like to work.
Workshops are run on demand, (3-6 people) so if you can persuade a couple of friends or family members to join in that would be great. All you need is a table to work on, some indoor shelter - like a garage, shed or kitchen space and outside space, ideally with a garden hose!
Hope to see you soon. Angela

''Angela is so generous with her skills and materials. I learnt so much and enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend her workshops to anyone, complete beginner to professional artist." Pam Du Val May 2018

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and materials

A selection of suitable materials to experiment with, such as leaves, grasses, feathers, seed heads (flattened between sheets of paper) or textured fabrics, eg lace, hessian, muslin, or cardboard templates you might want to use as stencils.
An apron & rubber gloves
Your own refreshments.


Angela at Sunlight & Blue Cyanotype Printing Workshops
Sunlight & Blue
Puddledock Lane
Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth

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  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
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