Cyanotype Prints

What to Bring

  • Flowers, leaves, lace, stencils, negatives that you can use to create images from.
  • Watercolour papers to make your prints.

What to Wear

  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting messy in!

Cyanotype Prints

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 3.5 hrs

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the Cyanotype process and use the sun to expose treated paper to make amazing and beautiful blueprints.
  • Gain a new skill in a relatively simple and effective photographic & print process for your practice.

What You Get

  • A selection of beautiful prints made during the workshop and introductory skills in the Cyanotype print process.


Cyanotype printing is photographic printing process invented in the early 1840s. Also know as shadowgraphs or blue prints this relatively simple process produces prints that are cyan blue. One of the first pioneers to put the cyanotype process to the test was Anna Atkins who in 1843 produced a book illustrated with cyanotypes.

With little or no photographic knowledge it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art papers and cloth by exposing objects on the medium in the sun. We will use a range of objects to block out light and create images from, including, flowers, leaves, lace, stencils and negatives to create 'blueprint' images.

This introductory workshop will walk students through the steps of creating images using this historic and fascinating process.


Raimond de Weerdt is a Photo-Media artist with extensive teaching experience spanning over fifteen years. His classes are fun, informative and easy to follow. Raimond has worked as a photographer in London, Amsterdam and Sydney. He has exhibited widely and his art works can be found in both public and private art collections both here in Australia and overseas.

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Oct 2016
Cyanotype Prints - 08 Oct 2016 11:00 AM

Pure fun and a wealth of knowledge on offer to share. I look forward to future workshops!