Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting

Learn to create your own cyanotype plant prints at this unique craft class in London.

2 hours Class size 1 to 9 (public classes), 3 to 50

label £40 - £65 (£65 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £45 for 8+ guests, £40 for 11+ guests)

Make your own cyanotype prints using historical printmaking processes and create some unique images of plants at this interesting craft class in London.

This hands-on printing workshop introduces you to the basics of the cyanotype printmaking process discovered in 1842, using watercolour paper, cyanotype paint and UV light to create your very own botanical images.

Explore the history of early photography and make some interesting blueprints from dried botanical specimens in this unique printmaking class. You'll be guided throughout the making process by your talented teacher and you'll learn lots of interesting facts about historical printmaking as you craft.

The cyanotype printing process allows you to create beautiful floral Prussian blueprints - join this craft workshop and learn about the history and chemistry of this method and make some unique pieces of botanical art to take home with you.

Come with your friends or kids to experience an enjoyable creative craft and learn new skills. It's a fun workshop to try if you're looking for things to do in London. By the end of the session, you'll have a new appreciation for printmaking and you'll go away with the basic knowledge of this crafting process, allowing you to continue cyanotype printmaking on your own. You'll also have some great botanical images to keep or share with loved ones!

Knowledge required
What you'll get
Everything you need to create some lovely botanical prints to keep, hang on your wall or gift to a friend!
What to bring
All materials will be provided but you're welcome to bring your own botanical pieces to work with if you'd like to. These could be leaves or flowers you've picked up on your way to the workshop or flat objects such as pieces of lace or feathers.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Earls Court/West Brompton- Lower Ground Floor - 17 Empress Place, London, SW6 1TT, England

This venue is a short walk from West Brompton tube station (400m).

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting location
Your teacher
Magda Kuca
Magda Kuca

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I'm Magda, a Polish artist and photographer working from my London studio. With a great passion for historical photographic and printmaking techniques, I produce my own work and teach fun and creative methods of printmaking to fellow artists, beginners or those who simply wish to spend some time getting creative!

My journey with historical processes began in 2013 and since then I've worked with a range of photographic techniques: more experimental and complex such as wet plate collodion photographic glass plate process invented in 1856, gum bichromate, salt print, as well as those basic and simple to use like cyanotype, anthotype or pinhole photography. For the last few years, I have taken part in several festivals, larger community projects and private events internationally, providing participants with a great deal of knowledge, experience and entertainment.

In the past I have collaborated with various art institutions and galleries across London, including University of Arts London, British Museum, CitizenM, WeTransfer providing all sorts of unique experiences for local communities and participants of all levels of experience: adults, seniors, children and adults with learning disabilities.

I look forward to sharing my passion for historical photographic printmaking techniques with you!

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Jakki Pay Oct 2023

Such an amazing class Magda was brilliant my whole team had a great afternoon thank you

Sandra Farrell Aug 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The class was interesting with concepts explained and a practical session. Refreshingly, flora from the garden was picked and used in the practical exercise. The output was fascinating! Thank you Magda. Highly recommended if your interest lies in Historic Photography.

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Sandra Farrell - London

Rebecca Clarke Jun 2023

Excellent class with Magda on botanical blueprinting. The studio was very nice, and Magda was lovely, a true pleasure to take part in this class and learn more about a new art medium!

Print Making class review by Rebecca Clarke - London

Weber Soizic Jun 2023

Madga was a very nice teacher and knows a lot about old printing methods. We were 7 guests: we all enjoyed the class and took lovely cyanotypes back home !
Thank you Madga :)

Print Making class review by Weber Soizic - London

Natalie Macdonald May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Magda runs a superb printing botanicals class. She has a warm, welcoming personality and took care to explain the process. We all left with some lovely prints we made. Happy to recommend her to others. I'd love to try some of her other workshops too!

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Natalie Macdonald - London

Tristan Newkey-Burden Apr 2023

The workshop was fun, well timed and a great experience as was the host. You know you would definitely recommend the session, teacher and space when you would happily do it all again.

Anya Southgate Mar 2023

Really enjoyed the class ,the teacher was lovely ,really pleased with what we achieved in the time.

Susan Cole Mar 2023

I really enjoyed this class. It was well organised and no time time wasting! The results were exciting and instant and the background history of the process was interesting . Thank you Magda!

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Susan Cole - London

Anna Turner Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Magda is a very good and charming teacher, she is an excellent communicator. Her studio is fascinating, filled with ancient camera equipment, books and examples of her very fine .work. We learnt cyanotype printing (blue prints) both the history and the process, we all left with 3 prints we had made ourselves. I will be going to other classes of hers using different processes. Thank you Magda

Eleanor Harris Jan 2023

Magda hosted a fabulous session in her lovely new warm West London Studio. She immediately put us at ease, was passionate about her subject and gave us an incisive potted history before we embarked on producing our own prints. It was great fun and the three hours just flew by! We all made lovely prints and I am looking forward to framing mine. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone who enjoys making beautiful things!

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Eleanor Harris - London

Michelle Jan 2023

Really enjoyable and relaxing session. Got to make beautiful things in a calming space and at a pace that was just right.

Tara Clark Jan 2023

Such a lovely class and Magda is really knowledgeable and kind. We really really enjoyed it and want to do another class with her!

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Tara Clark - London

Krupa Badiani Oct 2022

Such a great experience and Magda is so lovely! We went for my friend’s hen and we all had a fab time and made some beautiful prints :)

Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting review by Krupa Badiani - London

Lucy Pitkethly Sep 2022

Magda was lovely and gave us lots of background on her work and the printmaking process. We went as a group and everyone had a great time and came away with 4 prints each which are hanging up in our houses already!
Would really recommend if you have any interest in historical photography techniques or printmaking.
Thanks again!

Julie Christie Sep 2022

A lovelys session with Magda learning cyanotype printing! Will definitely attend more workshops. Highly recommend.

Jane Ward Sep 2022

Magda was friendly and welcoming and explained everything clearly.
Venue not the easiest to find.
Enjoyed the workshop.

Holly Strickson Sep 2022

Magda was really interesting and showed us her work. We used this as a team day activity which was great since was super chilled and no-one needed any previous experience. It was just the right amount of time. A really interesting process.

Carla Wilkinson Jul 2022

I booked Magda’s printing classas a 21st birthday surprise for my daughter. We all really enjoyed the class - Magda was a great teacher, the materials were excellent and we all came away with a new skill and some lovely artwork!

Pippa Morgan Jun 2022

Madga is an excellent teacher, she created a lovely atmosphere and gave us some of the history of the process as well as the practical overview. It's a great workshop as in a short session you make several really beautiful and striking prints. Really recommend it.

Katharina Hutchings Jun 2022

Thank you - we had a great time, absolutely loved it! Magda was so kind and helpful and everything we created was beautiful.

Alice Grierson Jun 2022

Really lovely class! Magda was really knowledgeable and created a nice calm atmosphere. Would recommend!

Sarah Maltwards May 2022

This workshop was wonderful. Magda was really lovely and friendly, and provided clear instructions on what to do, as well as an interesting history on old photography processes. The printmaking was really simple and good fun - ideal for a group with mixed creative abilities. It was really relaxed so there was time to chat, admire each others creations, and look at some of Magda's own work - as well as produce 3 prints each! Everyone in our group said how much they enjoyed it, and I will definitely be having another go at it at home.
All materials were provided, and the prints are small - so no having to carry something cumbersome around for the rest of the day, or come back another time to collect your creation.
Magda was incredibly helpful and responsive in advance of the workshop, and she provided clear instructions on how to find the venue (not a single person got lost trying to find it!).
I would absolutely recommend this class, and would happily do it again.

Kate Holmes Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved it, Magda was really friendly and very knowledgable. We had a great time, it was relaxed and easy to follow, I will definitely book more workshops!

Jessica Magri Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent thank you so much! Was a great class and Magda was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Print Making class review by Jessica Magri - London

Neassa Quille Dec 2021

Amazing class, I would definitely recommend. Magda was a great teacher and it was really enjoyable!

Kathy Nov 2021

Magda was patient and very well versed in photography. She has enthusiasm about the process which was contagious.

Christine Billings Nov 2021

Magda was a great teacher and not only led us through an enjoyable session, but taught us a bit about the area of photography she works in. We came away with some satisfying work. Highly recommend.

Hannah Allen Sep 2021

Magda is so knowledgeable and passionate about what she doeswe had a really great time and I'd highly recommend the workshop.

Print Making class review by Hannah Allen - London

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