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Did you know you can make photographs without a camera just using the sun?

It sounds like magic, and it is.

All you need is a special potion, some paper and the magic of the sun’s rays to become a visual alchemist!

In this workshop, he will share the secrets of cyanotypes, an ancient (well, since 1842) printing method use to turn light and shadows into photographs.
All you need to do is bring some flat objects and a little bit of creativity.

Attendees can explore a range of different materials to create their own unique photogram prints on light sensitive paper. Play with an interesting collection of shapes, botanical specimens, lace, paper cut outs and other common household objects.

You are welcome to bring your own items to create prints with as well! Attendees will leave with a collection of their own prints beautiful enough to frame.

What you'll get

  • To discover the secrets of Cyanotype making

  • To print images onto paper and fabric using magic potions an and the sun

  • Cyanotype potion and paper will be supplied, but feel free to bring along any material made from natural fibres you want to make an image on

  • To keep all the cyanotype prints you can make

  • Photographic skills your friends will be jealous of

what to bring

  • An apron or clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

  • Flat objects to make a print from: leaves, flowers, vines, lace, black and white film negatives, x-rays, anything flat!

  • Optional: Natural fibre fabrics (cotton, silk, bamboo etc.): A3 sized or smaller


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.