Toned Botanical Cyanotypes

Robyn Maclennan

27 July 2024, 10am – 4pm

Sold out

Robyn Maclennan
Beginner / Intermediate


dense cyanotype print of forest
photo of processing blue cyanotype print
Uncaptioned image
4 examples of blue cyanotype prints

Inspired by the workshop garden, this course gives participants the opportunity to experiment with botanical toning for cyanotypes. Traditionally a deep blue colour, this photographic process can be enhanced with toning baths made from plants in the workshop garden to produce a variety of experimental hues.

Participants will have the opportunity to make cyanotypes from scratch, from mixing chemicals to coating and exposing the paper. We will then tone our cyanotypes and discuss the multitude of potential materials for this process. We also encourage you to bring any old cyanotypes with you that you don’t mind experimenting with!

This course is great for those who have never made cyanotypes before as well as those with experience who want to develop their skills and introduce toning to their practice.