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Botanical Blueprint: Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop

5(16 reviews)
Learn to create you own cyanotype blue prints from plants and explore history of one of the earliest photographic processes
Various Locations
In-person
£45 pp
2hrs 30min
Beginner
Next available date:9th January 2022
What happens in this class?

Cyanotype process allows one to create beautiful floral Prussian blue prints - join in and learn about its history and chemistry.

This two and half hour hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of the cyanotype printmaking process discovered in 1842 using watercolour paper, cyanotype paint and UV light to create your very own botanical images.

Come with your friends or kids to experience a fun and creative day!

What you'll get: Everything you need to create some lovely botanical prints to keep, hang on your wall or gift to a friend! This short workshop will equip you…

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Things to remember

All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own botanicals. These could be leaves or flowers you've picked up on your way to the workshop or flat objects such as pieces of lace or feathers.

Latest Reviews
5(16 reviews)
Rob - October 17th
My husband and I had a wonderful time with Magda today. Cyanotype printing is really simple but completely magical - the process happens right before your eyes and is very dramatic. Magda gave us some interesting background on the cyanotype process and put it in context alongside similar techniques. She then walked us through creating our own prints, and we came away with some beautiful prints that are destined for the living room wall. Magda is a talented photographer and artist and we enjoyed seeing some of her work using other techniques while waiting for our prints to dry.
Zan Sum - August 28th
It was a productive morning, played with different techniques in cyanotype printmaking. Magda is knowledgable and her work is really cool, will come back for other workshops. Thanks Magda! :)
E Wong - August 2nd
This workshop is a wonderful blend of art, botanics and science. Magda is professional and personable and makes you feel very welcome in the session. She was very good at explaining the process to my children ages 9 and 11 and will provide as much support as you need or otherwise leave you to be independently creative. We really enjoyed the afternoon and left with some beautiful cyanotypes, thank you Magda! Thoroughly recommend!
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Booking Options
2hrs 30min workshop
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£45
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Age Requirement

12All 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.

Your Teacher
Teacher

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…

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Class Location
This workshop takes place in multiple different locations. Click on SEE DATES and select your Booking Option to see where each date takes place.
Morley House
Holborn, Farringdon
Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct,
EC1A 2AQ
London

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Reviews

Rob - October 17th
My husband and I had a wonderful time with Magda today. Cyanotype printing is really simple but completely magical - the process happens right before your eyes and is very dramatic. Magda gave us some interesting background on the cyanotype process and put it in context alongside similar techniques. She then walked us through creating our own prints, and we came away with some beautiful prints that are destined for the living room wall. Magda is a talented photographer and artist and we enjoyed seeing some of her work using other techniques while waiting for our prints to dry.
Zan Sum - August 28th
It was a productive morning, played with different techniques in cyanotype printmaking. Magda is knowledgable and her work is really cool, will come back for other workshops. Thanks Magda! :)
E Wong - August 2nd
This workshop is a wonderful blend of art, botanics and science. Magda is professional and personable and makes you feel very welcome in the session. She was very good at explaining the process to my children ages 9 and 11 and will provide as much support as you need or otherwise leave you to be independently creative. We really enjoyed the afternoon and left with some beautiful cyanotypes, thank you Magda! Thoroughly recommend!
Jennifer - June 17th
Magda’s introductory workshop to Cyanotype printing was a great fun experience! Magda was helpful and knowledgeable, explaining all the steps in detail and offering support and suggestions throughout the class. A great alternative workshop!
Astrid - January 27th
I had a great afternoon at Magda's studio in Soho. The studio is a small, lovely, quirky space filled with the camera's Magda uses to create her own beautiful work. She kicked off the course by explaining cyanotype printing and the process and materials (non toxic!) involved. She also explained some other types of printing and showed us various examples. After that, we spend the rest of the available time experimenting and creating 3 prints each that you get to take home. It was amazing to see how the prints turned out and really happy with the results. Can't wait to experiment at home!
Julia - November 4th
A super-relaxed evening learning an interesting technique! Magda really knows her stuff and kept us entertained in between prints with fascinating historical bits of early photography processes. I absolutely love the prints I came away with and have a hundred ideas for more that I’m keen to try! Would happily recommend this workshop for a creative night out.
Emma - March 26th
Thanks Madga - I had a lovely afternoon and learn a lot.
Emma - February 28th
Absolutely loved this course! Magda is very knowledgeable and a great teacher - I would highly recommend this course to anyone.
Sarah - November 24th
Magda is knowledgeable and welcoming. It was great fun to experiment with cyanotype under her supervision!
Billy - November 1st
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!
Vittoria - August 7th
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.
Molly - May 8th
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!
Anna - April 9th
This was a great workshop. Magda is very knowledgeable and made it easy to learn how to create cyanotypes. I really enjoyed it.
Earl - April 1st
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!!
Michelle - March 12th
Very enthusiastic and informative teaching. I came away with some decent prints and the knowledge of how to make my own.
Michelle - March 12th
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!