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Cyanotype Workshop for Beginners

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Learn how to make cyanotype prints in this 4-hour workshop.

This historical process first used by Anna Atkins in 1843 involves contact printing (subject is sitting on top of the prepared paper) objects and/or negatives onto light sensitive paper exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

In the workshop you will learn the basic process of cyanotype printing. You will leave class with enough experience and knowledge for you to begin a personal journey into this simple non-toxic art making process that can easily be done at home.

We will prepare our paper in a semi-darkened space, expose prints in the sun (a UV light source) and process them in water. The sun and weather will determine the intensity and sort of cyanotypes we produce that day. In case of inclement weather, we will alternatively use UV light boxes indoors. By the time you leave you’ll have 4 gorgeous 8”x10” blueprints and the skills to create more at home.

 All materials supplied. Please wear closed-toe shoes and old clothes. Bring an apron and a snack.


Instructors: Sally Jacobson (mixed media artist) & Stefanie Timmermann (photographer, interdisciplinary artist)

Participants: No Experience Necessary, Must be at least 16 years old. Minimum of 5 students, maximum of 8. Masks optional.

Cost: $30 Thanks to a grant from Lynn Cultural Council, we are able to keep this workshop affordable. If you need further financial assistance, please contact: Sally Jacobson at we will try to accommodate your need.

The above information was submitted to us by Sally Jacobson.


The Brickyard Collabrative
760 Western Ave.
Lynn, MA 01905 United States
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978 621 5178
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