Course Provider: Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Contact Name: Annie Swarbrick
Telephone: 01768 483984
Greystoke Cycle Cafe
Course Length: One day
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£75 inc a lovely 2 course lunch, fresh coffees and cream tea
During this fascinating day with Kim you will learn about the history and technical process of cyanotype and proceed to coat papers and/or material to create unique prints using found objects (from the garden , stencils or prepared negatives and watch as the sunlight magically develops your works of art.
The Cyanotype process involves painting with a light sensitive emulsion on to paper or fabric and using our clear Cumbrian sunlight to develop the image.
Different layers are achieved using varied exposure times, hand drawn imagery, native plants acting as a resist and prepared stencils.
The results are different every time so each print is a unique monotype.
Kim is an artist and works in the Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick and sells her unique work through the the lovely Northern Lights gallery in Keswick - her work can be found online. She also writes a blog called Witchmountain, about living in the Lake District - close to Keswick . She has recently relocated in Summer 2015 from Yorkshire.
The course is suitable for adults of all abilities and will take place outside, in the Cycle Cafe Tea Garden under cover as necessary.
Materials will be extra on the day depending on how much you use - somewhere between £5 and £10 payabe to the tutor directly
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What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
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