This fun workshop will introduce students to one of the earliest camera-less photographic processes. The cyanotype is an alternative process invented by scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. It involves laying objects on a surface coated with a solution of iron salts before exposing it to sunlight to create stunning Prussian blue and white prints. You will learn how to create your own cyanotypes, experimenting in a variety of ways to produce beautiful unique prints. All materials will be provided. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own objects with them on the day. Advice will be provided on suitable objects. Tutor biography: Torz Dallison is a fine art photographer and darkroom printer from East Sussex. She is passionate about analogue alternative photography. Whether she is developing film or making prints in the darkroom, each stage of the image making process provides an essential connection to her work that is integral to her practice. In 2020, with ambitions to create a photography hub, Torz set up 71, a community darkroom in Lewes. She recently completed her MA in photography at Brighton University.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be provided during the class. Most materials are provided by Atelier Beside the Sea, although you may wish to collect some visual reference materials and a sketchbook and pencil to make notes and sketch out ideas. Please refer to the course outline for any additional costs involved.


3 hours (2:00pm to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

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



Atelier Beside the Sea

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
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165 Kings Road Arches, , BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1NB