Cyanotype Printing Byron Community College

Cyanotype Printing

Cyanotype Printing

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19th century was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating photographic printing process can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books.

Without any photographic knowledge or specialist equipment, 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, silk and cloth. Cyanotypes can be used to create fine art prints, books, hand made cards and wall hangings. Cyanotype prints are archival and will last for many decades.

Additional materials fee $20

What to bring

  • Watercolour paper.
  • Plants cuttings, flowers
  • Lace work, doily, silk scarves, or other diaphanous materials (light, delicate, and translucent)
  • $20 to pay tutor for materials
  • Refreshments

Feedback from Past Students

“Yay! Loved it - very informative, interactive, inspriting & Fun!” Asher-Lily Green

“Very interesting to hear & learn about the history of photography and how it merged into cyanotype.” Louise Macaulay

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!

Course testimonials:

  • This was a really enjoyable course. Raimond is a fun and informative facilitator who clearly demonstrated the printing process and guided us through the process with ease.
  • Great to learn an interesting new skill with other enthusiastic participants
  • Interesting course and good presentation