Tutor: John Arnison


Thursday 26th September 2019 • 10:00 am - 3:00pm • £45.00

Suitable for all levels • All materials and refreshments included - (just bring a packed lunch).


Cyanotype printing is one of the first photographic processes to be discovered in 1842.  It is characterised by the deep indigo blue prints that are produced using this process which are a result of the mixture of two iron based compounds. It is referred to now as an Alternative Photographic Process and it’s a great way to use darkroom techniques but without the use of a camera. Cyanotype printing offers an affordable introduction to the world of photographic processes and printmaking.

  • During this workshop you will learn how to coat paper with cyanotype solution and then to expose paper to make a print.

  • It is a flexible processes where any found material can be used to make a negative or images can be used from photographs using an acetate photocopy

  • Objects and acetate negatives are then exposed to direct sunlight or through the use of a specialised UV lamp. The image is then washed off in water thoroughly to show the final image.

  • You will also learn techniques to tint the final images to create different tonal ranges of your prints. You are encouraged to bring objects of interest with you to use for the day to experiment with this process.

  • This workshop will be a fun, practical and creative day where you will learn techniques and process that can be applied at home. There will be a specially created hand out detailing the process and where to buy equipment from.


John Arnison is an experienced photographer and educator, having worked int he industry for over 15 years. John started at Leeds Thomas Danby,
then moved to Leeds College of Art and runs Are Street Darkroom in Leeds. As well has having lots of experience of teaching Cyanotype, John worked
for the BBC in London for 10 years and now works freelance His clients included the Royal Society, the Royal College of Midwives and Brocket Hall
to name a few. His work is showcased in permanent collections of both the Nation Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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