Dorset Printing Workshop: An Introduction to Cyanotype Printing

Table lantern using battery tea light
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Description

Whether you're on holiday or local, my relaxed and small Cyanotype Printing Workshops are a lovely way to spend a creative couple of hours with friends or family and are suitable for beginners. It's amazing how beautiful this process is and you will go home with a selection of lovely botanical blueprints that would be lovely to frame.
This light-sensitive printing technique 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 my 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 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 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, (2-5 people) and cost £48 per person, so if you can persuade a couple of friends or family members to join in that would be great.

''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 to make a selection of blue prints.

PLEASE BRING:
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 or old shirt
Your own refreshments.

Maker

Angela at Sunlight & Blue Cyanotype Printing Workshops

Venue

Sunlight & Blue
Puddledock Lane
Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth
Dorset
DT3 6DL

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

Duration

2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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