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Cyanotype print of a feather

Cyanotype on Paper

Duration: One-day workshop
Dates: Sat 21 Sep 2024 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Print Studio

Explore this beautiful traditional photographic technique.

A popular method of image creation with artists, you'll learn how to use the latest UV light equipment and (potentially) Scottish sun light, to create atmospheric photographic images in the deepest of blues.

The day will start off with a demonstration of this early photographic process, including coating of paper with cyanotype solution, making an image from a negative (if you want to), using flat objects to make images, exposing, washing, drying and information about toning.

You will be working inside (including briefly in the darkroom but not in full darkness) and outside (for exposures) and the number of prints made will in part depend on UV intensity that day.

Excellent workshops -- very enjoyable and learned enough to feel confident having a go on my own.

Thoroughly emjoyed it. Small group, very relaxed, great creative environment. Looking forward to further experiments when I get home.


Print Studio Terms & Conditions

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Need to know

  • What to bring

Flat objects like feathers, plants, seaweed, stencils & lace will be provided but feel free to bring anything you want to use. Ideally flat, as you will squash them under glass to make the prints. Acetate will be available to draw onto make your own stencil.

If you want to use a negative, please bring/send your images in a week before the workshop. You will be asked to supply a range of photographs from which we can make a digital negative for you by scanning them. Some images work better than others so we need a few to choose from (your photographs will not be harmed by this process and will be returned intact). If you’re able to send digital files please email them to Please send JPEG files of a high quality (300dpi) for printing out around A5 size. If you have any questions, please contact the Print Studio (01382) 432 475.

  • What to wear

We'll provide aprons and gloves but recommend wearing old cloths as printmaking can be messy. Please note that open-toed footwear and sandals are not allowed in our Print Studio.


  • Food & drinks

A sealed water flask or drinking vessel is permitted but other food and drinks are not allowed in the studio.

Photo of Kit Martin against an out of focus yellow and grey background,. She has long brown hair with a fringe and is looking off to the side

Kit Martin

Kit Martin is a freelance photographic artist and printmaker interested in where art and science crossover. She works with experimental, historical and more sustainable photographic processes as well as microscopic photography and community arts.
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