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Botanical Camera-less Photography Workshop

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Saturday 10 July 2021 - 11.00 - 16.30


Pottery Lane

Join Elizabeth Ransom for a fun and immersive camera-less photography workshop and learn how to make beautiful Prussian blue prints using the cyanotype process and bright pink anthotype prints using beets and flowers.

Cyanotype is a historical photographic printing process invented in 1842 that produces a cyan-blue print. We will be using plants such as ferns, dried flowers, and leaves to create these striking camera-less photography prints.

Anthotypes are an eco-friendly alternative photographic process that uses the photosensitive properties of plants to create images. Anthotypes were discovered by Mary Somerville as part of her research into vegetable dyes. In this workshop we will be using beet root juice and crushed flower petals to create beautiful vibrant camera-less photographs.

Schedule for the day:

11am: Introduction to the anthotype process including a brief history and how it is used today in contemporary art practice 11:30am: Learn the step by step process of how to create your own emulsion out of beet root juice and crushed flower petals, how to coat your paper and how to make the correct exposure. 12:00pm: Practice making your very own anthotypes 1:15pm: Lunch prepared by local chef Louis Fox (Please see menu below) 2:30pm: Introduction to learn about the history of cyanotypes and how they are used today in contemporary art practice 3:00pm: Learn step by step the cyanotype process including how to coat your own paper, the correct exposure times, and how to wash your print. 4pm: Practice making your own cyanotypes These workshops are perfect for all skill levels including complete beginners. All materials are included, but please feel free to bring your own objects that you would like to make images with such as pressed flowers, lace, or other transparent objects.


Local chef Louis Fox will be preparing a buffet of four different food options including

Vegetable Mint Soup Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous Salad Pulled Pork Sandwiches Buchimgae (Korean style savoury pancakes)

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