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Cyanotype Workshop with Jane Woods – PAWF

We’re excited to invite you to a Cyanotype Workshop, led by Jane Woods, on Sunday 4th June 11am to 1pm.

You’ll forage for natural botanical finds and create these beautiful blue and white cyanotype prints. This simple early photographic process involves exposing pre-treated Indian rag roll paper to sunlight and washing off the iron salts solution to produce these distinct images, also known as sunprints.  There will be plenty of opportunity to practice and create your finished prints on A5 and A4 khadi paper which you will be able to take home with you.


This workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 12.  If you have younger children we would suggest trying the drop in session on the 2nd June when all children of any age, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.

We will be working outside so please bring a drink, together with outdoor clothing and footwear. Cyanotype is reliant on sunlight so and in the event of rainy weather we will postpone and rearrange for an alternative sunnier date.

This workshop is part of our programme for Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival 2023 – we have lots more on offer across the two weeks, from open studios to workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and performance.

P.S. Cyanotype is a fun introduction to camera-less photography – it’s safe, easy and creates impressive prints in no time at all.  Jane will have suitably treated light sensitive material available and will help you choose some local plant material to make your unique A5 print.  The process was invented by astronomer Herschel around 1840 as a way to copy his notes – so this is a real ‘blue print’, the Victorian version of photocopying.



4th June 2023


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sandy Hill Arts
Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JF