Discover Cyanotypes Class

Create beautiful artworks in this introductory two-hour cyanotype workshop

2 hours Class size 4 to 10

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay)

Join floral artist Lisa Shepherd in an introduction to the historic alternative photographic process of cyanotype printing which is a form of camera-less photography.

After a quick introduction to the history of cyanotypes and how they are created, you will be shown how to safely mix and coat paper and then expose your design with ultraviolet light to produce beautiful Prussian blue-coloured artworks. You will be guided in design composition and shown how to create visually pleasing artwork step-by-step.

You'll learn all aspects of the process including making photograms from pressed flowers and plant cuttings as well as using feathers, lace, doilies, stencils and digital negatives. Be thrilled when you expose your image to reveal beautiful images, it never fails to delight.

You are encouraged to bring along your favourite flowers to print with or something special from your garden. Delicate flowers and leaves are best to print with. Fresh flowers can be used but they should not be too thick and bulky as they need to go under glass.

You may also choose to print with digital negatives if you prefer or any other object that will create a negative image, please bear in mind that ideally, it needs to go under a sheet of glass so shouldn't be too bulky.

You will get to print two pieces of artwork to take home for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

If you enjoy photography and working with flowers and plant materials this two-hour workshop is a perfect opportunity for you to learn this beautiful process in a relaxed and friendly environment. It is an introduction to cyanotypes and will give you the skills to work independently at home afterwards.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No prior knowledge is required.
What you'll get
  • Make two pieces of artwork on paper to take home along with comprehensive notes
  • Light refreshments will be available
What to bring
  • An apron/old shirt
  • Objects to print with
  • Flowers/plant material, ideally pressed
  • Digital negatives, stencils, lace etc.
  • A hat for sunny days, though a gazebo will be set up in the garden to provide cover from the sun if it is particularly hot and sunny
  • Your creativity and a warm smile as you discover this magical process!
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Dundas, NSW

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Your teacher
Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd is a floral artist specialising in the historic cyanotype printing process. She has a passion for flowers which radiates through her work and she has been using botanicals as the main focus for her art for many years now.

She has spent the past 20 years working as a textile and surface designer and more recently as a successful Sydney artist. She has experience in a wide variety of mediums and has specialised in cyanotype printing for over 5 years now.

Lisa looks forward to sharing her skills and knowledge of printing techniques with you and help find your inner creativity or expand on existing skills.

More about this class

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2024-05-03 15:00:00
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