Introduction to Cyanotype

1 day course
11 April; 31 July 2019
10am – 4pm

£85 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 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

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• 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 full payment is not received within 10 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 10 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 10 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

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. If the Term 1 deposit is not received within 20 working days of a place being reserved, the booking will be assumed to be void. The outstanding balance for Term 1 is due before the start of Term 1.

If for any reason you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £10.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 20 working days before the course start date. Cancellations received less than 20 working days before a course starts will require the full course fee to be paid.

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