Cyanotype Photography

Join artists Olga Suchanova and Jill Mueller to create a small botanical print of tree leaves from Lesnes Abbey Woods using cyanotype, the oldest form of camera-less photography. We’ll use the sun and light-sensitive paper to develop different leaf shapes surrounded by a beautiful blue.

Drop in between 11 and 3. Come have a look at what others have made or spend ~30 minutes to make your own cyanotype. (Developing time varies depending on the weather.)

Materials will be provided. Small recycled or off-cut papers keep this activity as sustainable as possible.

Explanatory information will be available about the cyanotype process and leaf shapes.

Anyone under 14 or requiring full-time care must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Please note: this activity is dependent on good weather. Check back on the day to ensure it is running!

Cyanotype is the oldest type of camera-less photography, and uses UV sunlight and paper with a light-sensitive coating to produce striking blue images.