Family Workshop: Cyanotypes for Beginners

2pm - 4pm

  • Venue Studio 4
  • Price £20
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Get creative with this early photographic process to make some amazing blue artworks using plants and other objects. Learn about lots of different affects you can create using the cyanotype process and take home your own unique artworks.

All materials are provided, but you can bring your own plants and objects to create images with if you want to. 

The process of making a cyanotype involves using paper (or other surface) coated in UV light sensitive chemicals and exposing it to sunlight or artificial UV light, then washing with water to create blue and white images. Participants will understand the steps to making cyanotypes, create multiple artworks to take home and feel confident to try making more at home.

Emily will start with a step-by-step demonstration of the cyanotype process, and show lots of example images. Then using precoated paper you’ll be able to get started immediately…

Emily is a fine art graduate, a keen photographer and printmaker, currently working as a self-employed artist running lots of cyanotype workshops at galleries, arts centres and private venues.

Recommended for children and adults aged 5+. 

Children and young people aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. One adult can attend free with up to 3 children in their care. Please book and pay for child places only and their grown up attends for free, no adult ticket required.

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.