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Leeds Print Workshop

130 Vicar Lane

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You will learn how to produce a set of cyanotypes where thin objects or acetates are placed directly onto specially-coated paper and then exposed to UV light. When these objects are removed and the paper is washed with water a blue image remains. You will also learn how to use a variety of effects called toning, intensifying and reducing which alters the blue-ness of the prints.

What experience do I need?

This course is suitable for beginners and anyone interested in simple photographic printing techniques. Those with previous experience of printmaking may wish to use the day to explore a new technique.

What will I make?

You’ll use the cyanotype photographic process to produce a set of beautiful and intriguing blue prints using found objects such as beads, buttons, lace, leaves etc, and/or your own acetate images/compositions. Expect to go home with at least 10-15 different A5 cyanotype prints onto paper which explore some of the different possibilities of the process.

Who is my tutor?

Joanna Wilkinson is a practising printmaker, illustrator and bookbinder. She uses printing, collage, analogue/slow photography and sometimes even old style colouring techniques like felt tips in her work. Joanna is currently studying for a MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University and is also a Co-operative Member of Leeds Print Workshop. She has been working with us over the last year as a technician to support our members and courses in screen printing, along with various other printmaking techniques. She has experience in teaching a wide variety of different groups of people including children and adults.

Do I need to bring anything?

It will be useful to bring along thin/small objects such as leaves, lace, threads, beads, buttons etc to experiment with. Gloves and aprons will be provided.

If I can't attend can I get a refund?

We will refund you in full if you cancel no less than 14 days before the start of the course, after which no refunds will be issued. Once booked, you cannot transfer to another course.

What if the course is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel the course for any reason (for example, insufficient bookings). We will endeavour to give at least 7 days notice if the course is cancelled and in the event of cancellation we will, of course, issue you a full refund.

Accessibility

Our aim is to bring printmaking to as many people as possible but, due to the nature of the building, Leeds Print Workshop is not wheelchair accessible. There is a step up into the building and four steps down to the toilets, and no accessible toilet facilities. Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss accessibility before booking, please don't hesitate to email us at hello@leedsprintworkshop.org

Please note: we regret that, for safety reasons, only those over the age of 16 will be permitted to undertake the course.


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