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Cyanotype: Wet and Traditional with Jill Enfield (Online Learning – Six Sessions)

  • April 24, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 1, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 8, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 15, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 22, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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© Photo by Jill Enfield


Online Learning Class via Zoom

One of the early photographic processes, invented in 1842 by Sir John Hirschel, was the cyanotype. It is based on sunlight causing a change in a light sensitive emulsion brushed onto paper or fabric. Many of the early photographic images were called “sun prints” because they had to be exposed using UV lights, or sunlight. This is a contact print process, and you will need negatives the size you would like your final image to be.

We will start with learning how to make digital negatives and move on to making cyanotypes on watercolor paper or fabric. We will also explore working with photogram materials to use with wet cyanotypes and then toning. Discussions will be on best images, paper, fabrics, and differences in chemical dilutions as well as toners.

Students will receive a comprehensive materials list of items to purchase. (Please plan to spend roughly $100 or more on materials.)

With her 3rd book due to hit the shelves in 2019, Jill Enfield ( is a fine art photographer, educator, curator and author with teaching experience for many years. Her concentration is historical techniques and alternative processes, with annual workshops and lectures in locations such as: Anderson Ranch, Edinburgh, Hawaii, Ireland, Israel, Italy, London, Maine Media Workshops, Morocco, Norway, Oklahoma, Penland, Portugal, and RISD.

Her two books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto, and, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques published by Focal Press, are both award winning works and used in schools all over the world. Jill is working on her third book, which has a 2019 publication date by Focal Press – Routledge. Like the others, it will include step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques including: wet plate collodion, dry plate modern tintypes, platinum and palladium printing, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, albumen printing, hand painting and more.

Jill’s work has also been chosen to be on dozens of book covers as well as hundreds of magazines and websites. In addition to network broadcastings, Jill has hosted podcasts and videos that can be seen on youtube and other channels of the web. She has shown her work throughout the USA and Europe and recently had a 3 month solo show, featured in the New York Times, which included a glass installation of 45 separate antique windows, each showcasing a glass portrait of a contemporary immigrant, all combined into a single house, where “People Should Not Throw Stones.” The exhibition occupied 6 galleries on Ellis Island called THE NEW AMERICANS, up from May through September, 2017, and is scheduled for a 2 year tour in galleries and museums throughout the U.S.

Jill’s fine art images can be found in many museums around the world as well as in private collections. Professional Photography Magazine voted her as one of the top 100 Influential Photographers and she has been showcased in PDN, Nikon World, and Kodak Ambassadors along with others.


  • Six Sessions
  • Dates: Mondays, April 24 – May 22 + Wednesday, May 31, 10 am – 12 pm PST
  • Enrollment Limit: 15 students
  • Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
  • Tuition: $675
  • Location: Online

NOTE: This is classified as a “Special Guest” workshop. We advise you to read the “Special Guest Refund Policy” HERE before enrolling.

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