Cyanotype Level 1 | May

Cyanotype 1

Date  | Sunday, May 21, 2023

Time  |   10 AM – 4 PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $198 Non-Member  $180 Member

Materials Fee  |  Additional $40 per student

Instructor  |  Kimberly Chiaris

Skill Level  |  Beginner, Intermediate


This workshop will introduce cyanotype as an alternative photographic process, which can be done with or without a camera. The concept will be discussed through history, science and practical application. 

Course Description:

Students will learn cyanotype process through chemistry, paper coating, and contact printing in the sun. A discussion of the types of materials suitable for cyanotype printing will be discussed and experimented with.

  • Cyanotype chemistry
  • Exposure and development
  • Paper and substrates for printing
  • Creative ideas/materials for contact printing

Materials Needed:

  • Objects for contact printing (anything with strong shape or silhouette), or digital negatives (no larger than 8 x 10). Traditional contact printing subjects included botanical specimens, and much later building plans which came to be known as “blueprints”.
  • Chemistry, paper printing options and some objects will be provided. Students may bring clothing or other items to print on, such as t-shirts, hats, gloves, napkins, towels, table clothes or any materials made from 100% natural fibers.