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  • Line drawing cyanotypes
     16 March 2024
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cyanotypes can be created using line drawings. This unique technique involves making a film negative by scratching through a layer of ink onto a transparency film or sandblasted glass. The ink is rolled onto the film or glass and dried. Using an etching needle you create your drawing by scratching through the thin layer of ink on the film/glass; this process is not unlike drawing into a ground on a metal plate (for intaglio work).

The drawing on the film/glass is placed in contact with the prepared cyanotype paper and exposed in sunlight or a UV light unit. The cyanotypes are then washed out in tap water. Each participant will make a series of 4 cyanotypes.


A workshop that explores a combination of line drawing and the early photographic technique of cyanotype, no previous experience necessary. Cyanotype on the workshop page was produced at a workshop at Studio 74b, Robertson and the cyanotypes above were produced at a workshop at The Foundry, Echuca.

Fee includes light lunch and all materials: $280  Materials kit of cyanotype paper, cyanotype chemicals, film or sandblasted glass, ink, drawing needles, and general studio materials.
Minimum 2 participants. Maximum 4 participants. Covid-safe lunch in outdoor area, in beautiful garden setting.
For more information contact Dianne Longley: 0414 891 952 or

Line drawing cyanotypes – 1 day workshop
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