Master Class Private Sessions Available for More Advanced Training

The cyanotype process, developed by John Herschel in England in the 1830's, was one of the first photgraphic technique utilized for printing images.  It involves the application of a chemical solution to papter, a negative overlay and then exposure to the sun or an intense light source.  The image appears as a mixture of blue tones that are almost magical.

Student Requirements:

Students will bring in up to 3 images that they would like to make into Cyanotypes. Choose prints or digital scans of images that would make an interesting subject. Print size is 8 x 10.

Private Classes Can Be Arranged

"Reviving the art of old photographic techniques is a passion of mine .  I am so glad to be able to share with my students." JA

Cyanotypes by our student  John Trohan

from John's cellphone photos.


All matrials need to make 8 x 10 paper prints (gloves, bushes, fully equipped darkroom, archival watercolor paper and chemistry).

Cyanotype Printing

1 Day Course - $325  Materials included

$399 Private

11:00am to 4:00pm

Maximum Class Size: 4 Students

Part 1: Morning Activities

  • We will convert images to a digital negative in advance to size and proper curves for good contrast.
  • Explain the process and teach you how to do this at home.
  • Sensitize the paper with chemistry.

Lunch Break: (Allow Paper to Dry).

Part 2:  Afternoon Activities

  • Make test strips for various exposures with contact printing frames under controlled lighting or if weather permits, from the sun.
  • When expousre has been determined we will expose the sensitized paper.
  • The print will be processed and then intensified with the beautiful "Prussian Blue" by using additional chemistry.
  • Additional prints can be made while paper is drying.