In-person course
in Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth Maker & location details

Cyanotype Botanical Greetings Cards Workshop



It is so important these days to do things that are 'in the moment'. Creativity is good for your mental well-being and very rewarding. This creative process is suitable for beginners, especially those people who think that they are not particularly artistic. We will be working partly outside in the sunshine, so workshops are weather-dependent. The Cyanotype 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 blue images are created. It is such a magical process and people are always amazed and excited with their results. (By the way, in case you were wondering, the chemical is odourless and harmless when used under normal conditions). Using the Cyanotype process, you will learn how to light-sensitise white card, place botanical objects on top and then expose to light to create beautiful Prussian blue prints. You will go home with five personalised greetings cards & envelopes that you can send to your friends or keep for yourself! I keep my groups small (4-6 people) which means that you will receive lots of help if you need it. To arrange a Cyanotype printing workshop, contact me to arrange a mutually acceptable time and location. I like to use natural light and use the outdoor space so I am reliant on the weather; April through to October is when I like to work. I'm happy to come to your local hall or even your own home if suitable; bring your friends or family! 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 All materials & equipment are included You will need to bring a selection of plant material, and an apron to protect your clothes. A hairdryer is also useful.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment.


2 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


I have been teaching photography to students of all ages in both formal and workshop settings for over 20 years and I like to create a relaxed atmosphere in my workshops; there is no pressure - and the Cyanotype printing process is really fun and rewarding. When I'm not running workshops, I sell my own Cyanotype work - handprinted silk scarves, cards, lampshades and tea-light holders online and also at art fairs.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Weekends
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Tutor can travel
  • Daytime (weekdays)
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Sunlight & Blue, Puddledock Lane, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6DL