Cyanotype: Printing With Light

Cyanotype: Printing With Light


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wivenhoe Printshop
23/24 Wivenhoe Business Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO7 9DP

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This workshop is now fully booked. Please text 07757305327 or email to check on any late cancellations

Thursday evenings Printworks becomes a combination printshop, chem-lab and art space,  mixing up old and new technologies to make and print images using common and low-toxicity materials.

Cyanotype was invented by astronomer John Herschel back in the 1840’s… and it remains one of the most popular ways to make stunning and permanent images using light, reliably and with no need for a camera!

In this session we will take you through the Cyanotype process: preparing the light-sensitive solution, applying it to paper, and then producing prints under a UV lamp from hand-drawn artwork or assembled objects.

If you want more info in advance please email us ( ) or course tutor Jacob Wallett at .

Jacob Wallett is an artist, chemist and cook, with a passion for mixing up creative science and experimental art. He has a Masters in Chemistry from University College London, and has made 3D and projected art installations for a number of art and music festivals including ‘Brainchild’.

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