Porthmeor Art Collective - Making Cyanotypes

Print making - Materials included

For young artists aged 13-16, this group helps young people connect with their creativity and get to know contemporary art practices. 

Annabel Wilkes youth
Annabel Wilkes youth

 Come and enjoy the exciting process of cyanotype printing with artist Annabel Wilkes. This printmaking process crosses over nicely into camera-less photography. Cyanotyping is a 170 year old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive blue.   

You will use natural and found materials to make your own design which will be placed onto light sensitive paper and then exposed to make beautiful blue prints. Feel free to also bring objects or materials you’d like to try out. You will also have the opportunity to create your own concertina book to display your collection of cyanotype prints. 

You will learn; 

  • How to make a design using positive/negative shapes and found materials 
  • The process of cyanotype printing 
  • How to make a concertina booklet to display your creations
  • Observational drawing/painting to design your book covers.

We are happy to continue offering limited FREE Scholarship places for those on low income. Please contact Cat Lee Youth Arts Manager for a Scholarship application form to apply  cat@schoolofpainting.co.uk. 

Porthmeor Art Collective – Making Cyanotypes

Print making – Materials included

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What to Bring

Our studios are fully equipped and we provide you with all the art materials you need for your workshop so just bring yourself and lots of enthusiasm!

The class will be held in the ground floor studio at the School of Painting.

Timings & Breaks

The workshops start at 2pm and finish at 4pm. We will have a comfort break in the middle.

Young people will need to be aware of social distancing and sanitise regularly.

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