Come and learn how to create distinctive blue prints using one of the oldest photographic printing processes at this fun and relaxed workshop.

Known for their rich blue shades, cyanotypes were first introduced by astronomer, scientist and botanist John Herschel in 1842. Using just paper, chemicals and exposure to ultraviolet light, this deceptively simple process is particularly accessible as it does not require a darkroom. 

Due to time constraints, paper will be pre-coated for you, however you will have the chance to mix up the chemicals yourself, while being guided step-by-step by Kat, and to also try your hand at creating wet cyanotypes. 

Materials are included however please bring along items to print from such as flowers, leaves, lace, glass, see-through plastic packaging or images on acetate. 

Everything you make in the workshop will be yours to keep and use as desired.

Session: Saturday 26 October 1:30pm-4:30pm

Tickets: £35/£31.50

Tutor: Kat Ward

Kat Ward is an artist and educator from The New Forest. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, worked as a Visiting Tutor at The Arts University Bournemouth and delivered interactive tours and workshops for Southampton Arts and Heritage.

Her first photographs were taken with disposable 35mm film cameras and she still has a soft spot for their aesthetic, often incorporating light leaks, multiple exposures and other imperfections into her work. She’s hugely inspired by nature and enjoys combining her love of the outdoors with collage, printmaking and alternative photographic processes such as anthotype, cyanotype and lumen printing.


Currently, Kat teaches creative arts to adults and children at a range of venues, including Hampshire Libraries, while also working as a Forest School practitioner. A patient and supportive teacher, Kat is passionate about helping others embrace their creativity while benefiting health and wellbeing!

  • Cynotype photography

Dates and times

  1. Sat 26 Oct 2024
    1:30pm
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