Cyanotype Printing (family friendly) 10th February 2024


£18.00 per person


1h 30min

About this experience

What is a cyanotype?

The cyanotype printing technique is one of the earliest forms of photography, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel and made famous by Kent based artist Anna Atkins.

A cyanotype print is created by exposing UV sensitive paper to UV light, which is found in the sunshine

First, objects are laid on top of the UV sensitive paper and exposed to UV light. Once the print has been exposed to the sunshine for enough time, the print is washed in water to fix the image to the page. The outcome is a striking blue & white silhouette image of the object you have arranged.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at beginners, no previous experience is needed. This workshop is aimed at beginners up. It’s suitable for children and families. Unaccompanied children are welcome, but emergency contact details must be provided.

What can I bring to the event?

everything is provided, however feel free to bring along items to use on your prints. Suggestions:

  • Dried or pressed plants

  • Fresh plants

  • Seaweed

  • Buttons

  • Sequins (no glitter please)

  • Ribbon

What do I take home?

  • Prints you've created

  • Information sheet

Your Host

Host image

Who is running this workshop?

This workshop is being delivered by Emily Parris, an artist and arts educator from Kent. Emily runs a small black and white darkroom in Herne Bay called The Darkroom at Beach Creative. Emily delivers a wide variety of analogue and digital photography workshops in her darkroom and offsite within schools, universities and within the community. Emily is passionate about sharing the magic and wonders of photography and aims to create a calm yet thrilling environment.