An introduction to Cyanotype - sun printing
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Cyanotype, or sun printing, is an early photographic process created by John Herschel in 1842 which results in beautiful blue toned images.
Botanical artist Caroline Hodgson, will guide you through the Cyanotype printing process to create a set of unique prints.
You will learn everything from how to prepare the solution, to the preparation and drying of paper, selection of botanicals or objects for your work, exposure to light, and the washing and fixing of your prints. You will learn about the sunlight process and how to use natural sunlight or alternative sources of UV light to achieve the right intensity and sharp results.
You are welcome to bring any flat objects which inspire you or hold sentimental value. These may include lace, flowers, keys, feathers or flowers.
Caroline Hodgson is a Botanical Artist specialising in the Cyanotype process. Her work has always been inspired by nature, and cyanotype printing incorporates a stunning collaboration between the sun, the elements and the natural world. This process allows her to capture the tiny intricate details of nature which are so exquisitely formed.
Caroline has a BA Hons in Fine Art and Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy. She worked as an Art Therapist for nearly twenty years before becoming a full time Artist in 2021 and setting up Indigo Moth Botanical Prints.
Her prints are available in galleries throughout Wales and Shropshire, and you can follow her work at www.indigomoth.co.uk
Stories from our students
This is the first time we have run this course so we hope you will create your own stories