You will learn how to make a sun print, otherwise known as a cyanotype - this type of printing is unique in that it is a form of photography that does not require a camera or an expensive darkroom.
Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.
You will be making prints on @ 17.5cm x 24cm card.
The printing process is accessible, super easy and you will be able to create a stunning final work of art with its signature Prussian blue colour within minutes!
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Mapp of London
Mapp of London's school run by Emma Mapp, the co-founder of the London Photo Festival, London Photo Gallery and founder the camera bag and strap business, Mapp of London. At Mapp of London, you will learn how to make traditional cyanotype photographic prints using chemicals (the 'friendly' ones), flora & fauna and UV light (yes, in the UK!).
The class includes: all materials (Emma will do her best to predict a sunny day!) and as much tea, coffee (or Prosecco!) as you like... You are welcome to bring your flowers or botanicals to try out and I have a number of pressed flowers and stencils you can use.
Emma will provide gloves and aprons but it's best not to wear your favourite clothes just in case you get chemicals on them. You are welcome to bring your own materials (stencils, negatives, flowers etc) and play around with the prints. Emma will provide all other materials, including a hair dryer..... all will be revealed! Emma will also provide UV light if it happens to be an overcast day. Emma will keep you topped up with tea or coffee (or Prosecco if a special occasion!) There is usually parking available on the road and the nearest rail station is Fulwell.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.