Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop by Magda Kuca Alternative Photography - art in London
Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop by Magda Kuca Alternative Photography - art in London

Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop

Learn to create you own cyanotype blue prints from plants and explore history of one of the earliest photographic processes

Printing Class

2.5 hour workshop

Beginner

Soho W1F

Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop
by Magda Kuca Alternative Photography
2.5 hour workshop
£39 per person
Flexitime
from £60 per person

Classes

2.5 hour workshop

Daytime

This two and half hour workshop will introduce participants to the basics of the cyanotype printmaking process discovered in 1842 using watercolour paper, cyanotype paint and UV light to create their own botanical images. Cyanotype process allows one to create beautiful floral prussian blue prints -Join me and learn about its history and chemistry. Join with your friends or kids to experience a fun and creative day.

All of the materials, including gloves and aprons will be provided.

Read more about Cyanotype photography here

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Sat 26 Oct 2019, 10:30am - 1:00pm
Soho, W1F 7ND
10 slots left
Fri 1 Nov 2019, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Soho, W1F 7ND
10 slots left

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Cyanotype process was invented in 1842 by John Herschel. Although it was a remarkable invention, people of the 19th century did not regarded its a deep blue colour noble enough for use in photo printing therefore the process was mainly used for reproducing notes, diagrams and plants.
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Reviews (10)
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Emma
28 Feb
Absolutely loved this course! Magda is very knowledgeable and a great teacher - I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
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Emma
26 Mar
Thanks Madga - I had a lovely afternoon and learn a lot.

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Emma
28 Feb
Absolutely loved this course! Magda is very knowledgeable and a great teacher - I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
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Emma
26 Mar
Thanks Madga - I had a lovely afternoon and learn a lot.
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Michelle
12 Mar
This was a really inspiring class. The cyanoprint technique is very accessible but we also learned about other historical methods, such as Daguerreotypes. Magda is very friendly and enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable and her work is just amazing. I don't live in London but I really hope to be able to do another workshop with her. My interest in photography has been rekindled!The venue is quirky and worth a visit in itself. It's nothing modern or glamorous, being a dark basement that seems very appropriate for a photography developing class. There's an interesting little bookshop above, as well as a tiny theatre. I now feel 100% confident to carry out my own cyanotype printing this summer!
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Michelle
12 Mar
Very enthusiastic and informative teaching. I came away with some decent prints and the knowledge of how to make my own.
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Earl
1 Apr
Very exciting! Lesson was very clear & the lecturer was very knowledgeable on art history & process.My enthusiasm in the arts has been renewed. Thank you!!
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Anna
9 Apr
This was a great workshop. Magda is very knowledgeable and made it easy to learn how to create cyanotypes. I really enjoyed it.
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Molly
8 May
Magda is super knowledgable about the cyanotype process and lets you be hands on with creating your own from the beginning. She was also kind enough to talk to me about other styles of photography that she also does, so all in all it was a great history lesson!
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Vittoria
7 Aug
Magda was very informative and gentle and the class rocks. I loved it and cannot wait to attend another one of her classes. I was super proud of the piece I have created.
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Billy
1 Nov
It was my first time doing this kind of workshop- I have learned a lot about history of the process and now I can continue doing my own prints at home. Very informative and helpful teacher. I can definitely recommend!
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Sarah
24 Nov
Magda is knowledgeable and welcoming. It was great fun to experiment with cyanotype under her supervision!

Class location

Soho
49-50 Poland Street, Soho
The Koppel Project Central
W1F 7ND
London

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Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop by Magda Kuca Alternative Photography - art in London

About your host, Magda Kuca Alternative Photography

Polish photographer currently based in London utilizing historical photographic technique of wet plate collodion. Her works has been subject of several solo and group exhibition around the world. As an educator, leading alternative and historical photographic techniques workshops. Collaborated with various acclaimed art institutions and galleries, such as British Museum, University of Arts London and more.

The idea of alternative workshops is to bring to the wider public -adults, children, seniors- range of workshops which aim to raise awareness about very beginnings of photography and encourage experimenting with them in most creative way. Whether experienced or not, workshops are tailored for various kinds of audience, from small groups to community engagement projects. My journey with historical processes began in 2013 and since then through experience in both education and hands on photography assignments I gained excellent skill set which includes range of photographic techniques: more experimental and complex such as wet plate collodion photographic glass plate process invented in 1856, gum bichromate, salt print, as well as those bacis and simple to use like cyanotype, anthotype or pinhole photography. For last few years I have taken part in several festivals, larger community projects and private events internationally, providing participants with a great deal of knowledge, experience and entertainment.

In the past I have collaborate with various art institutions and galleries across London, including University of Arts London, British Museum, Four Corners Gallery, providing all sorts of unique, historical for local communities and participants of all levels of experience: adults, seniors, children and people with learning disabilities.

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Notes

All materials will be provided. Customers are welcome to bring their own materials for printing (plants or others)Anytime classes for Monday and Tuesday can be booked from 6.30 pm

Age Requirement

12

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.

Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop
by Magda Kuca Alternative Photography
2.5 hour workshop
£39 per person
Flexitime
from £60 per person
2.5 hour workshop
from £39 per person