Upcoming Events & Workshops
Cyanotype Workshop with An Ting Teng (Christmas Edition)
Saturday, 2 December 2023
Session 1: 12.30 – 2.30 pm
Ticket price: £35
Ticket is available to purchase on Eventbrite.
About the event
Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic methods, using a UV-light-sensitive solution and natural sunlight to create images.
This two-hour workshop will offer you an experience of the whole process of cyanotype technique: from preparing the photo-sensitive surface to developing prints. Following the origins of cyanotype, we use wild plants as primary design materials, but you are also welcome to explore further using other materials. Cyanotype is usually developed using natural sunlight, but we will use an LED light box for this workshop as the amount of sunlight is very limited at this time of the year. In this Christmas Edition, the participants will be guided to turn their prints into Christmas ornaments after making prints. They can take your ornaments home in a gift box after the workshop.
Children of 8 years old or older are also welcome, but anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (16 years or older). The ticket price for a child is the same as for an adult.
What a ticket includes:
- Tools and materials
- At least 10 cyanotype ornaments in a gift box to take home
- Tea and biscuits are served during the workshop
For ambitious participants
You don’t need to bring anything to enjoy this workshop, but are welcome to bring your own design materials if you want to explore further. Things that have interesting shapes, and transparent or semi-transparent objects will produce great effects. If you would like to create a cyanotype using your own photographic image, you can send us a digital image file to [email protected] by the 29th of November, then we’ll prepare a digital negative sheet for you. You can even experiment by combining an image taken with your phone camera and other objects to create a unique image!
An Ting Teng (b. 1995, Taipei, Taiwan)
An Ting Teng is a visual artist who uses various methods including photography. She investigates unconventional materials for photographic prints through experimentation with chemistry and light. Teng collects everyday materials, both natural and man-made and elaborates them into often one-of-a-kind works of art. Her encounters with these materials generate stories that bring together elements of memory, nature, and longing. Teng’s works have been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Taiwan, UK, and the Netherlands. She also has extensive experience in leading workshops of cyanotype, sharing her knowledge, skills, and joy of this alternative photographic method with a wide range of people. Teng holds a Master’s degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art (London), and currently lives and works in London.
Cyanotype works by An Ting Teng