Botanical Blueprints: Exploring Cyanotype Photography and Fabric Art

Botanical Blueprints: Exploring Cyanotype Photography and Fabric Art

Botanical Blueprints: Exploring Cyanotype Photography and Fabric Art


August 12, 2024 - August 14, 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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Moray Art Centre
Field of Dreams, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TA, Scotland

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Using the historic photographic process of cyanotype you will be guided by Jill Welham to create a selection of beautiful botanical images on paper and fabric. This course will teach you how to make traditional blue and white photograms and how to tone your images to change the background colours. 

Jill will then guide you through the exciting experimental process of wet cyanotypes, creating botanical images that appear to float on the surface with a range of colours, tones and textures. This process produces some wonderful loose and abstract compositions and encourages you to be less controlled and accept serendipity in your work.

These techniques will then be transferred to creating cyanotypes on fabric where you will be guided to create your own unique piece of fabric art. Jill will introduce you to the basic technique to turn your piece of fabric into a beautiful lampshade.

This 3-day course is suitable for complete beginners or those with some experience. 


Unique and original botanical prints: Learn the fascinating process of traditional cyanotypes. 

Experiment: Extend your skills to produce more fluid and abstract images using the wet cyanotype technique.

Create: Produce cyanotypes on fabric and create your own individual lampshade 

Take home: a selection of beautiful botanical prints that can be framed and a unique lampshade.

Lunch and materials: Enjoy inclusive leisurely lunches, providing time to refresh and exchange ideas with fellow artists. All materials are provided, ensuring you can focus on your artistic exploration without any concerns.

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