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Cyanotype Printing Workshop

    Join LIP Member, Jo Stapleton, from the Alternative Process Satellite Group, to explore your own photographic practice with alternative processes. Suitable for all mediums (film, digital or cameraless), learn how to mix your own light sensitive emulsions, coat paper and produce physical prints at home – no darkroom required. Workshop costs cover the room hire and materials.

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    Cyanotype Printing Workshop
    Saturday 4 November 2023
    12noon to 4pm
    Location: Old Diorama Arts Centre 201 Drummond Street Regents Place London NW1 3FE
    Cost: £25 per person

    Cyanotype (circa 1840) is one of the earliest photographic alternative printing processes and produces prints with a distinctive blue tone.
    A light sensitive emulsion is made by combining Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Potassium Ferricyanide, producing a distinctive dark blue tone. The solution can be applied to a wide range of materials including papers, non-synthetic fabrics and (with preparation), wood, ceramics, and metal. Images are converted into digital negatives, printed on to transparency film and contact printed/exposed to UV light then developed and fixed using water. Cyanotype images are stable with an expected life span of around 100 years.

    During the workshop you will:
    • Make your own Cyanotype solution (chemicals and light proof bottle supplied)
    • Explore different papers and coating techniques (a range of ready coated papers will be available on the day to print and experiment with)
    • Make your own prints using the cyanotype process
    • Find out how to tone your prints to achieve a range of effects.

    In preparation for the workshop, you’ll receive information from Jo about how to produce your own digital negatives to use during the session.

    This workshop is now fully subscribed. If you are interested in a possible future workshop or like to be on the reserve list please contact Jo Stapleton directly