Cyanotype Workshop

Local Artist & Photographer Raimond Deweerdt is holding a Cyanotype workshop at the Lismore Art Space on the 20th August, 11am – 3pm.

With little or no photographic knowledge it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art papers and cloth.

Cyanotype printing is a long forgotten 19th century photographic printing process invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also know as shadowgraphs or blue prints this relatively simple process produces prints that are cyan blue.

One of the first pioneers to put the cyanotype process to the test was Anna Atkins who in 1843 produced a book illustrated with cyanotypes, pictured below.

Untitled1The Cyanotype prints are exposed using the sun and are developed in tap water.

Cyanotypes can be used to create fine art prints, books, bespoke cards and wall hangings. Cyanotype prints are archival and will last for many decades.

This workshop will teach you the skills and techniques to create beautiful Cyanotype images. Participants will take home a collection of Cyanotypes created in the workshop.

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What do I need to bring to the workshop?

Participants need to bring their own paper, there will be paper for sale at the workshop. All other supplies such as brushes and the Cyanotype solution is supplied on the day. Participants can bring bring flowers or plant cuttings from their gardens, pieces of lace or other diaphanous materials.

What do I wear?

Best to wear art workshop clothes or bring an apron.