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Cyanotype printing: A4 prints workshops in South Dorset

Table lantern using battery tea light

Duration: 2hrs

Price: £25

Book with: Angela
at Sunlight & Blue Cyanotype & Lampshade Workshops

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

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About the Course

The Cyanotype photographic printing process was used in the 19th century by architects, engineers and scientists to copy drawings. It utilises the power of mixing ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide with sunlight to produce beautiful blue images. It is such a magical process and people are always really pleased and excited with their results. NB. the chemical is odourless and harmless when used under normal conditions.

Using the Cyanotype process, you will learn how to light-sensitise watercolour paper or fabric, place objects on top and then expose to light to create blue prints. It is an amazing and very satisfying process! You will get interesting results every time.

I have been teaching photography to students of all ages in both formal and workshop settings for over 20 years. A particular love of mine is the exploration of old traditional processes, such as silver gelatin printing and cyanotype printing in which you create your own light sensitive surfaces.

The cyanotype is such a fun and rewarding process and you don’t need any special skills or equipment...just a love of the colour blue! Another great thing is that you will be able to explore it further at home as you only need a minimum of materials plus some good UV light.

To arrange a Cyanotype printing workshop, contact me to arrange a mutually acceptable time and location. This is a process that needs good UV light levels, so will take place from Spring through to Autumn.

I hope to see you very soon.

No previous skills required for my rewarding short workshops that include all materials. I keep my groups small (3-6 people) which means that you will receive lots of help if you need it.

Angela Heron Watkins
''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

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials & 'tools' are included

I will provide tea & coffee / cake or biscuits.


Want to review this course?

Spent a wonderful afternoon making a lampshade and many experiments with lengths of paper and fabric. We learnt about the technique and with Angela's calm manner and encouragment, felt confident to have a go and try different objects and materials. We had so much fun and excitement when seeing what everyones efforts looked like. Some really surprising results. Highly recommended especially in a group.

- - #24926

Relaxed informative and productive. Two hours of experimental workshop. I would certainly recommend.

- - #24412

I spent a most enjoyable morning with Angela who organised everything we needed for the class, including the sun. I experimented on both paper and fabric and trialled a number of different objects - seed heads, photos, stencils - and different exposure times.
It’s a fascinating technique which Angela explained extremely well. I look forward to further experiments.

- - #24411

I had been longing to do the cyanotype printing course for a long time and finally managed to do one this morning!
Angela was great, really took time to explain everything and come up with suggestions.
A great laid back atmosphere, and I’m happy to say I’m pleased with my results.
I will definitely be attempting this on my own!

- - #24125

This course was fabulous. It is hard to say anything new that hasn't already been said in the reviews above. Angela is an excellent teacher, she provided all the materials and had prepared well in advance. She explained the process very clearly and organised everything very well, (even the sunshine). I met two lovely people and we all went home with results we were pleased with. I have ordered the materials and I will be continuing to practice this process.

- - #23573

Great fun and great results.
Angela explained the process well and this interesting workshop just flew by. Angela had prepared some photos for us in advance so we managed to do organic and photographic images. We came away with loads!
If you like active crafting and super results you’ll enjoy this workshop.

- - #17532

We were very lucky to have a bright day in September to do our Cyanotype workshop. Angela provided all the materials for our lampshades, we just had to provide the decoration. Everything was well organised and Angela was an excellent teacher - very patient and good fun. Lovely way to pass a morning with friends and you get a lovely, unique lampshade at the end of it.

Thoroughly recommend.

- - #17506

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly

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