Workshop
6 November 2021

Botanical Blue Print | Cyanotype Workshop

6 November 2021 | Âme Artistic Studio

Participants will learn the steps and techniques required to create botanical cyanotype prints, with the use of plants and flowers.

Starts 11:00 am

Ends 1:30 pm

Venue Âme Artistic Studio

Warehouse 81

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What is Cyanotype?

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Used for almost 200 years by artists, botanists, and architects, to create copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. Originating in the 1840s, it was not utilised in mainstream photography and was adopted as a copying technique, becoming known by the term "blueprint", with its blue background reproductions of large architectural and mechanical drawings.

Cyanotype is a negative process - areas, where light does not hit sensitised material, will remain white.

The process uses two photosensitive chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, which dyes a surface green, and then blue when in contact with UV light.

The end products will reveal a negative image, where the outline of your chosen flowers will show amidst an intense, unique shade of blue.

In this workshop, participants will learn the steps and techniques required to create botanical cyanotype prints, with the use of plants and flowers. This workshop contains technical art and letting go of controlling the final outcome. A truly relaxing and therapeutic morning.

Workshop Outline

  • Students will be making 2 prints.
  • Choosing your negative that calls out to you for the 1st Print.
  • Working through the printing process.
  • Choosing the natural elements for your 2nd composition.
  • Expressing the emotions through your 2nd composition.
  • Being mesmerised with the final results.

This workshop is suitable for 12 years and older, for absolute beginners and professionals.