Introduction to Cyanotype

1 day course
29 July 2024
10am – 4pm

£95 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 illustrate the first book with photographic images. The process 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. You will use both a UV exposure unit and sunlight (weather permitting). By the end of the course, you will have 4x A5 fabric prints and 4x A4 and 2x 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.

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

Experience level
Suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills.

Maximum 6 places

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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 £20 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same. Curwen Print Study Centre reserves the right to cancel courses – a full refund will be made in these circumstances.

For CPSC Certificate course

Payment for Term 1 is required when booking a place. A reserved place is not secure until this payment has been received. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due at the end of the previous term. Payments for Terms 2 & 3 will be due before the first day of each term.

If for any reason prior to the commencement of the course you are unable to attend, we will refund monies paid minus a £20.00 admin fee, as long as you cancel your place more than 1 month before the course start date. Once you start the course on Term 1 you have committed to all 3 terms. Course transfers are at the discretion of Curwen Print Study Centre.

There is an option to book your place for £100 deposit. If you choose this option your place is secured. The balance of term 1 will be due 20 working days before the start of the course. If you cancel more than 20 working days before the course start date, we will refund monies paid minus a £20 admin fee. If your place is not cancelled during this timescale, and the balance is not paid then the deposit is non refundable. All other Terms & Conditions remain the same.

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