Introduction to Cyanotype

1 day course
18 March: 9 June: 14 August 2020
10am – 4pm

£87 including all materials

Introduction to Cyanotype

Cyanotype is an early photographic process which produces a cyan coloured print. It was used by Anna Atkins to produce the first photographic illustrations for a book and was adopted by engineers and architects as a way of producing copies of drawings - hence the term ‘blueprint’. On this course you will explore the possibilities for creating both Cyanotypes from drawn and photographic images and Photograms from found objects using both a UV exposure unit and sunlight (weather permitting). By the end of the day you will have 4 x A5 fabric prints and 4 x A4 and 2 x A3 paper prints to take home.

Course structure
• Explanation of the technique with examples.
• Coating paper with solution.
• Creating images using found objects and photographs and drawings on acetate.
• How to do stepped timing to work out exposure times.
• Exposing with UV exposure unit.
• Exposing with daylight.
• Washing out the image.

Experience level
• Beginners and/or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Maximum 6 places

Pre-course information
Any image preparation notes will be sent 2 weeks prior to the course date.

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How to book
• By email using the email button below
• By phone 01223 892380


Payment / Terms and Conditions

For all courses except CPSC Certificate course

Full payment of the course fee is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until full payment has been received.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment of the deposit for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this deposit has been received. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1 and payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be phased in a similar way. The receipt of your Term 1 deposit is acceptance of commitment to all 3 Terms of the Certificate course.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £15.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.