Cyanotype Techniques with Liam Biswell –

Cyanotype Techniques with Liam Biswell –

Come and join our printmaking maestro Liam Biswell for a workshop where you will learn about the fascinating process of Cyanotype. Once used to create blueprints, this partially forgotten technique can produce wonderfully unique and striking prints.

During this two-day workshop Liam will guide you through a variety of cyanotype techniques including photographic, hand drawn and stencil photograms. We will also explore toning and tanning techniques to push and develop your prints further taking them away from the cyan colour and into rich sepia tones

Set within a beautiful studio, you can immerse yourself in the technique and explore it at your own leisure!

COURSE DETAILS

DAY 1:

Intro and step by step guidance on how to produce a cyanotype

Produce set of photograms

Produce hand-drawn cyanotype

Develop your prints

DAY 2:

Produce photographic cyanotypes

Learn about ‘tanning/toning’ your cyanotypes

Develop your prints

This weekend course includes:

  • Step by step guidance from Liam throughout the sessions.
  • Visual presentation and demonstrations to inspire.
  • A relaxed, informal learning atmosphere and a community of fellow artists and crafters to share the learning experience with.
  • Relaxed & attentive one-to-one guidance for every student.

You will learn:

  • How to select and edit suitable images for cyanotype.
  • How to draw onto true grain / acetate
  • How to work with photographic chemicals
  • How to work with various lightsources
  • How to produce digital negatives
  • How to add toning/tanning variations to your prints
  • Working into your prints to develop them further

In this professional artists’ studio

  • You’ll get step by step guidance from Liam throughout the sessions
  • With visual presentation and demonstrations
  • All materials included in price
  • A relaxed, informal learning atmosphere and a community of fellow artists and crafters to share the learning experience with
  • Frequent refreshments – tea, coffee, cake & biscuits included
  • Beautiful countryside setting

Suitable for?

Anyone. We generally advise that students be 14 years old+ though exceptions can be made where appropriate.

Pre course prep:

  • Throughout the course you have the opportunity to work from your own ideas and develop them in your own unique way. On day two you will be working with your own chosen images – these could be photos, drawings, diagrams, patterns, text
  • With that in mind, we ask that you collect a few images and bring them along on a memory stick/ipad etc
  • On booking you will be given advice on what images work best so that you can make informed decisions

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn new skills
  • You need a creative confidence boost because this medium is easy to learn and allows for nice artist exploration
  • You want to create unique, bespoke gifts for family and loved ones!
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You love creativity and want to try a little-known medium

Beyond The Course

Having completed the course there are possibilities for you to continue to explore etching further. Liam can advise you in where to source materials and equipment.

Need accommodation?

If you are travelling from further afield and would like to stay in the area for your visit then have a look at our recommended list of local B&Bs and hotels.

£170 for the whole weekend, including materials, tea, coffee and biscuits

BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON WHAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A POPULAR COURSE.

Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Liam Biswell is a multidiscilpinary printmaker and has been teaching for a number of years.

He teaches people of all ages and is well practised in numerous printmaking mediums

Screen printing is a fantastic medium to work in! Crisp lines and the means to make multiple series of your images – come give it a try!

Liam Biswell – Course Tutor

Liam gets great feedback from her courses.  Here are just a couple of testimonials:

‘Superb weekend! First time I’ve been able to throw myself into a print project from start to finish since I was at secondary school. So many ideas now flowing, I want to get back into the studio again and create more. Would have loved to spend more time getting to know everyone, but we were all so engrossed in our creations that the weekend whizzed by. I’d do it again in a heartbeat……just need to find the time now. Highly recommended creative weekend!’
David MacQueen
Thank you so very much for delivering such a wonderful printing course at The Phoenix Studio!
You introduced so many printing options and explained the techniques thoroughly, with useful ideas on how to set up at home without incurring too much expense. It was very much a “hands on” experience with a practical emphasis. The group all achieved so much which was thanks to your leadership yet your manner was relaxed and informal. The Phoenix Studio also offers a great venue. I certainly learnt a great deal and will be back!
Judith Harper

£170 for the whole weekend, including materials tea, coffee and biscuits

BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON WHAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A POPULAR COURSE.

Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).


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