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About the workshop...

Please join us for a four-hour workshop for beginners with Redeye Member Jeni Harney to learn the step-by-step process of how to make your own Cyanotype prints. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints.

All materials are included in the price of the workshop. This also includes a pre-mixed solution that can be taken away after the workshop so you can continue making cyanotypes at home.

If you would like to print your own photograph in the style of a cyanotype print, then you will need to send a digital photograph to by Sunday 26 May. We have that deadline so there is enough time to make an acetate negative of the photograph.

Alternatively, there will be a variety of objects that can be placed onto the paper such as flowers and leaves, buttons, newspaper, string, lace, or bubble wrap to create photograms.


Jeni Harney is a photographic artist with an interest in alternative photographic processes. She has recently graduated with a BA in Photography from the University of Salford. Jeni likes to challenge herself to create work on as minimal budget as possible to show how photography can be made accessible to all. 

Who is it for?

This event is for anyone who would like to learn how to make work using the alternative process of Cyanotype printing in a relaxed and informal setting.


Sunday 2 June, 12-4pm.
Doors open at 11.30am.


Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU. (The venue is fully accessible.)


They are set at the flat rate of £5 to cover the costs of materials.

Please note our terms and conditions including our refund policy.

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