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Summer 2022: Blueprint Photography

Venue: Bow Road Studios, London E3

Dates: This workshop ran for two days from Saturday 6th August 2022 until Sunday 7th August 2022.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

~ Learn the art of Cyanotype Printing ~

Originating in the 1840s ~ Cyanotype is a photographic printmaking process widely known as the term “blueprint” which was mostly used for large architectural & mechanical drawing reproduction.
Blueprints are created using equal ratios of Potassium ferricyanide and Ferric ammonium citrate(green) and a photographic negative or film positive placed onto a UV (ultra violet) light-sensitive sheet of paper. Areas where light does not hit sensitised material remains white.
Instead of utilising photographs, Stephanie favours a much more involved and unique method in achieving blueprints. Before cutting and placing onto the prepared surface, Steph draws her designs onto translucent paper.  Once the sun works her magic and the paper has been left to dry, Stephanie takes a white ink pen and adds a little more ornamentation, making each cyanotype a truly original artwork.


In this 2 day immersion ~ every student will walk away with four unique artworks using these methods leaving plenty room for innovation.

Designs will incorporate geometric, and biomorphic elements and patterns direct from nature such a leaves and flowers.


This workshop will be led by Stephanie June Ellis. Stephanie is a travelling professional artist, author and founder of The Art Of Process School.

Through her workshops and retreats she engages with global communities offering wellbeing through the creative process with a focus on Sacred Geometry.

Primarily working with pen and ink on paper, her creative practice centres around geometric & biomorphic movements which aim to transcend viewers beyond the physical world and encourage a wider vision of awareness through universal patterns.



This workshop will start at 10am and finish by approximately 4:30pm.


Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: Conservation, Signwriting, Calligraphy, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation. (to name a few)


Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.


Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


There are only 12 spaces available on this workshop. If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early.


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