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 6 (public classes), 3 to 50

label £30 - £60 (£60 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £45 for 7+ guests, £35 for 11+ guests, £30 for 15+ 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 team building activity, birthday, hen do or stag 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 or anniversary gift.

Magda Kuca is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 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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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

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

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

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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.

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