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Cyanotype Printing

4.5(3 reviews)
Location
Twickenham TW2
Price
from £45pp
Time
1.5 hour workshop
Level
Beginner
Create your own cyanotype print in the style of Anna Atkins, who is considered to be a pioneering female photographer.
Cyanotype Printing
by Mapp of London
4.5
Cyanotype Printing by Mapp of London - art in London
Flexitime
from £45 per person

What you will do

Single session

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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Did you know?

The largest cyanotype produced is a whopping 276.64 m² (2977.72 ft²) big and was created by Stefanos Tsakiris in Thessaloniki, Greece on 18 September 2017.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

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Alice
26 Jun
I took this class with my mum. The tutor was very friendly, kind, helpful and hands-on, and we had a wonderful afternoon. We each made four prints, but the first was a tester. The three prints I have are absolutely lovely, and just what I wanted! We brought our own flowers and leaves, but she also provided lots of things to try, and she helped us make decisions about which items to use. I would have liked a bit more info about the history and use of cyanotype, and I also think the class should have been half an hour longer to give us a bit more time to make one or two more prints. Bear in mind that the prints are quite small - about A5, I think. I would recommend bringing a cardboard-backed envelope to carry them home.
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Kate
24 Jun
Excellent Cynatype class with Emma. She explained everything in great detail. She was very patient & helpful & I would recommend the class to friends. Very inspiring. Thanks Kate

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Alice
26 Jun
I took this class with my mum. The tutor was very friendly, kind, helpful and hands-on, and we had a wonderful afternoon. We each made four prints, but the first was a tester. The three prints I have are absolutely lovely, and just what I wanted! We brought our own flowers and leaves, but she also provided lots of things to try, and she helped us make decisions about which items to use. I would have liked a bit more info about the history and use of cyanotype, and I also think the class should have been half an hour longer to give us a bit more time to make one or two more prints. Bear in mind that the prints are quite small - about A5, I think. I would recommend bringing a cardboard-backed envelope to carry them home.
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Kate
24 Jun
Excellent Cynatype class with Emma. She explained everything in great detail. She was very patient & helpful & I would recommend the class to friends. Very inspiring. Thanks Kate
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Julian
8 Nov
I'd been looking for a Cyanotype workshop for a while and was really looking forward to my workshop with Emma. She was encouraging, professional, friendly but above all excellent in teaching the rudiments of cyanotype printing that left me after our session with what I had hoped for - an ambition to improve and take my interest to the next level and enjoy printing at home. So thank you very much Emma, best Julian.

Class location

Twickenham
66 Twining Avenue
Twickenham
TW2 5LP
London

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Cyanotype Printing by Mapp of London - art in London

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.

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Notes

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.

Age Requirement

11

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.

Cyanotype Printing
by Mapp of London
4.5(3 reviews)
Cyanotype Printing by Mapp of London - art in London
Flexitime
from £45 per person
Single session
from £45 pp