Cyanotype

The Cyanotype process dates back over 160 years and was discovered by Sir John Herschell in 1842. It was the first successful non-silver photographic printing process.

About this process

In 1843 scientist Anna Atkins used the cyanotype process to produce illustrations for her book “Photographs of British Algae” which is regarded as the first book to be illustrated by photographic means. Anna Atkins is also regarded as the first female photographer.

Cyanotype is an old photographic process that makes beautiful, one-off cyan-blue print images. This course will cover the application of chemicals to either paper or fabric and the exposure of an image either by using a contact acetate negative or by the making of a photogram, thereafter how to develop the image.

Tailored Courses

All of the processes we teach are available to book on an individual basis.

These courses will enable you to get the undivided attention of your tutor, allowing us to tailor the course specifically to your interests, ensuring you get the most out of your time with us. 

These courses are available to book on an individual (one-to-one) basis, or in groups of up to 4 people. All of our tailored course prices include refreshments, materials and in-depth notes.

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Derby
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