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Botanical Printmaking

In this workshop, join artist Jo Veevers and learn how to make your own beautiful botanical images using monoprint, cyanotype, and ‘drawing with light’. 

You will learn techniques to make photographs and prints inspired by the natural world. Using real plants, create monoprintsprojection slides, and cyanotypes (blue print photographs without the use of a camera), exploring the Gallery’s beautiful gardens and works from Unearthed: Photography’s Roots as inspiration. You’ll come away with your own series of botanical artworks to take home.   

Please note this workshop will now take place on 6 June, rather than 18 April 2021 as previously advertised, due to COVID-19 restrictions. All bookers have been contacted.

What you’ll need 

Please bring a camera or smart phone. All other materials will be provided. All experience levels are welcome, including complete beginners.  

Keeping everyone safe 

We are regularly keeping up to date with government guidelines and will contact all ticket holders before the event with our COVID-safety measures. We will ask visitors to wear a mask at all times (unless you have proof of exemption) and visit in household groups or bubbles. 

Images: Anna Atkins, Plate 55 – Dictyota dichotoma, in the young state and in fruit. Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1853, Volume 1 (Part 1), 210 x 270 mm approx.Anna Atkins, Print 2 (Sargassum plumosum), 1843-53, Cyanotype, 270 x 205 mm approx. From the New York Public Library, Anna Atkins, Plate 262 – Callithamnion plumula. Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1853, Volume 2, 210 x 270 mm approx.