Cyanotype lantern workshop in Dorset

Table lantern using battery tea light


Whether you're on holiday or local, my relaxed and small Cyanotype Lantern 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 hand-printed, botanical-inspired cotton lantern PLUS a selection of lovely 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).
Working in subdued light, 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 we will go outside to expose them to light to create a selection of beautiful blue prints. I will then show you how to construct a lantern, using one of your fabric designs.
Workshops are run on demand, (2-5 people) and cost £65 per person, so if you can persuade a couple of friends or family members to join in that would be great.
In the event of rainy weather, I may need to cancel the workshop as it is a technique that requires good UV levels. In which case, you will be offered the chance to re-book at another time.
''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 10cm x 12cm cotton lantern and some experiments on card/watercolour paper.


Angela at Sunlight & Blue Cyanotype Printing Workshops


Sunlight & Blue
Puddledock Lane
Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mother's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users


3½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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