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Cyanotype Printing Online, Apr 2022

April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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A 2-Day Online Workshop!

Saturdays, April 30 and May 7, 10am-12pm ET via Zoom

About this Workshop:

Cyanotype is a photographic process known for its blue color. It was famously used by a pioneer in photography, Anna Atkin, who is often coined the first female photographer. Students will learn the history, chemistry mixing, and coating techniques for making their own cyanotypes. This class is perfect for both beginners and those looking to get a refresher and/or refine their skill set.

Students are encouraged to consider and collect objects in advance for creating their photograms, including black and white negatives (film or digital negatives), botanical objects, stencils, and other small objects. 

Level: All levels welcome – no experience necessary.

Registration closes April 20, 2022 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials. With your registration confirmation you’ll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any initial handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page “how-to” guide to using the Zoom video app.

Featured image by Marty Ittner. Additional sample images by Eliza Clifford.


Please Note: The online session will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic’s private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded. Access to the recording(s) will be made available to all participants for a limited time.


At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:

  • Photographers’ Formulary Liquid Cyanotype Printing Kit
  • 1-2 yards of cotton and/or muslin fabric
  • 2 glass jars (32oz glass canning jars work best)
  • A brush (either foam, paint, or hake brush)
  • 2 sheets of BFK Rives Paper, 22×30  (you’ll cut this down in class together)
  • A medium-sized piece of Plexi, about 8″x10″ or slightly larger
  • A large sheet of cardboard or any large flat surface (baking sheet, a large plastic container lid, etc.)
  • Access to running water
  • Darkroom tray (can substitute plastic storage containers large enough for your paper)
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • A liquid measuring cup
  • A set of measuring spoons
  • Objects such as botanicals and man-made materials (botanicals, lacey fabrics, small objects, photo negatives etc.)
  • (Optional) Binder clips (for pressure)


Selene LaMarca is a graphic designer and fine artist working in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. She creates experimental photographic work, often through by-passing the standard camera to work directly with light sensitive materials. LaMarca earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She currently teaches courses in graphic design, darkroom and digital photography. Learn more about her work at selenelamarca.com.

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