Cyanotype Level 1 | September

Image Credit: Michael Butts

Cyanotype Level 1

Date  | Sunday, September 18, 2022

Time  |   10:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $180 Member and $198 Non-Member + a $30 Materials Fee Per Person

Instructor  |  Kimberly Chiaris

Skill Level  |  Beginner to Advanced


Create cyan-blue prints using one of the oldest photographic processes by making contact prints using ultraviolet lights or sunlight.

Course Description:

Cyanotype is a photographic and light sensitive printing process that produces a permanent cyan-blue image on paper or cloth. We will make personal images by setting objects on photo sensitive paper, using sunlight or UV light to expose and develop. This is a great activity to do together with friends and family. Feel free to bring your own personal objects that have a distinct shape to set on the light sensitive paper or cloth. If you like, you can also bring digital black and white negatives to print.

  • History of Cyanotype
  • Chemistry
  • Exposure and Development
  • Paper Choices
  • Creative Possibilities

Materials Needed:

  • Note-taking materials
  • Apron or wear clothing you won’t mind staining
  • Optional : personal objects that have strong shapes if so desired like feathers, hand tools, lace, any object that has a strong shape or silhouette, jewelry, flowers, leaves and other plant matter, ribbon and translucent materials, etc.