Printmaking Workshop: Botanical Blueprinting

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

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 3 to 50

label £25 - £60 (£60 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £25 for 10+ 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 a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hen do, team building activity, stag do or Christmas party.

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 Xmas gift.

Magda Kuca has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.


Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct: Artist Studio 80 - 26 Holborn Viaduct, Barbican, England

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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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.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Hannah Allen

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