Cyanotype Workshop

Workshop Description:

Date: 10 June 2023

Cyanotypes are the oldest form of photography, first used to document plant specimens by Victorian botanists. These camera-less images are a simple, safe, and ecologically friendly technique, that encourages experimentation and spontaneity. During this fun and exploratory three-hour session, participants will make three Cyanotype prints from locally gathered plants using three techniques. We will learn the basic chemistry required to prepare surfaces for cyanotype printing, exposure timings and methodologies, experimental approaches, and developing and drying prints.

Cyanotypes are a non-toxic, hands-on photographic printmaking method suitable for photographers of all ability levels. This session includes all of the supplies needed to create three prints. Participants are also asked to bring their own naturally obtained materials, such as leaves, feathers, lace, flowers, and other items that may be utilized to produce markings and shapes on their prints. Other materials will be provided.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Time: 10 AM – 2 PM (one-hour lunch break 12 – 1)

Participant Fee: $95.00

The workshop will be led by the “Look Again,” feature artists and jurors; Phyllis Schwartz assisted by Edward Peck.

Contact Diana Farrell at or 250-888-9533 to register for this workshop.