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Cyanotype Printing Online

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



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Cyanotype Printing Online Registration
$ 155.00
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A 2-Day Online Workshop!

Sundays, July 10 and 17, 11am-2pm 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 July 3, 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)


Melissa Ezelle has spent the past 15 years as a professional teaching artist, fundraiser and arts administrator. She has worked with Resources for Human Development in Philadelphia, The Arc of Prince George’s County, The Foundation of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Studio Theater and as an AmeriCorps Vista for Pyramid Atlantic. Melissa has taught classes in lithography, intaglio, and mixed media at Pyramid since 2013 and teaches visual art at Montgomery College. She continues to exhibit her work locally. You can see more of Melissa’s work at https://augusta-mae-press.square.site.

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