Cyanotype Masterclass

Summer is coming, the sun is out and 'drawing with light' expert and SAS founder Ellie Green is back with her super popular Cyanotype Masterclass this season!


Sun-printed pressed lily leaves - the prints will turn a deep Prussian blue when exposed

Sun-printed pressed lily leaves - the prints will turn a deep Prussian blue when exposed

Workshop Date: Saturday 6th July 2019

Workshop time: 2:00 to 4:30 pm  

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, RH55DL

Workshop tutor: Ellie Green

In the first stage of the class you will learn how to mix chemicals from scratch to create the two 'base solutions' for creating a photo-sensitive (light sensitive) emulsion. I’ll be sharing recipes for dilution and some tips to avoid fogging your prints.

I’ll show you different approaches for coating the paper, advise on paper types and different densities of solution that will affect the hue of your print.

In the second part of the workshop you'll be designing and printing from your own home-made negatives - this will include drawings on acetate, natural forms and other suitable materials (herbs, grasses, flower heads - whatever you like!)  These will be exposed to the sun to create an x-ray like silhouette print. 

By the end of the workshop you will have created several sun-prints of your own to take home on the day, plus you'll come away with extra sheets of coated paper in a light tight bag and a jar of each chemical solution so you can continue your practice beyond the class. 

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and requires NO PRIOR understanding of Photography at all.  Book online to secure your spot. Full Booking terms and conditions are here

Cyanotype Masterclass
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Our Studio:

All workshops take place in our fully equipped studio:

Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, Newdigate, Dorking, RH5 5DL

The studio is located in the beautiful village of Newdigate, 15 minutes south of Dorking, just off the A24. Its a lovely rural setting with stunning views and plenty of free parking onsite.