Cyanotype taster course • Put your motif on a tote bag

Sat. 14 September, 1 p.m.—6 p.m.

A cyanotype from Anna Atkin’s book “British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions” from 1843

One of the world’s first female photographers – Anna Atkins – published the first book exclusively illustrated by photographs as early as 1843/44. For this purpose, she used a delightful technique of analog photography: the cyanotype. With the help of these, photo negatives as well as objects, materials, or stencils can be exposed to UV light and captured on various materials. In a relatively short time, an »impression« of the exposed original, colored in shades of blue is obtained.

Cyanotype prints on paper showing experiments with writing and abstract photo negatives
Cyanotype prints on paper

Participants will be introduced to the technique of cyanotype. Motifs are developed that can range from photo negatives to collages and impressions of interesting objects. After initial tests on paper, the light-sensitive liquid is applied to tote bags, which are also exposed. You go home with some prints on paper and at least 3 tote bags with your motif.

Material: suitable paper, 3 tote bags per participant, as well as the necessary other materials will be provided. You are welcome to experiment with materials you bring along. If you want to expose digital motifs, we can print foils up to A3 size and create the negative. This way you can also experiment with font etc. Included in the price are a maximum of 5 negatives on DIN-A4 (laser printer) and 1 negative on DIN-A3 (inkjet printer on screen printing foil).

4—6 participants

95 € (incl. 19 % tax) p. p. incl. Material (cyanotype emulsion, paper, 3 OEKO-TEX certified cotton bags, printing of photo negatives)

Please register by bank transfer at least 14 days in advance to your account with the following address: Cyanotype Taster Workshop Month Year

Registration: Please send an email to If there is still a place available, a corresponding invoice will follow with all the details of the transfer.

Cancellation is possible free of charge up to two weeks before the workshop starts, after that 50% of the workshop price will be charged. Cancellation less than two days before the workshop starts will result in 100% of the workshop price being charged.

All our workshops are family friendly! Parents can bring (small) children after prior arrangement. Let us know.