Cyanotype Workshop with Jenny Samuels

Thu, 19 May

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She Rose, Herne Bay

Cyanotype Workshop with Jenny Samuels

Join Jenny Samuels to learn how to and create your own cyanotype prints on card and paper.

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19 May, 11:00 – 14:00

She Rose, Herne Bay , 165 Mortimer St, Herne Bay CT6 5HE, UK

About the Event

Jenny Samuels is an expert in cynotype and she will assist you in foraging for local plants and materials on a walk on the local coast and Downs. You will then come back to She Rose and explore the printing process. You will leave the workshop with a selection of stunning prints on cards and fabric. 

Bring an apron and wear old clothes. Materials and equipment will be provided.

Invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842, cyanotype was the first successful non-silver photographic printing process. Using sunlight (UV) this technique produces a photograph of Prussian blue tones, with a hand worked authentic feel. Engineers used the process well in to the 20thCentury as a simple and low cost way to make copies of drawings referred to as blueprints.

The cyanotype print is produced by coating the paper/card/fabric with sensitiser then exposing to sunlight. Finally the image is washed, bathed in citric acid, rinsed and dried, to produce a genuine cyanotype print. The printing process is accessible, super easy and you will be able to create stunning work with its signature Prussian blue colour.

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