Cyanotypes and Anthotypes: Historic Processes at Home with Sean Blocklin (Online Learning – Five Sessions)
Photo by Sean Blocklin

Cyanotypes and Anthotypes: Historic Processes at Home with Sean Blocklin (Online Learning – Five Sessions)

  • February 28, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 7, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 14, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 21, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • March 28, 2021
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Online Learning Class via Zoom

For anyone missing hands-on photographic processes, cyanotypes and anthotypes are fun, safe and easy wasy to print at home. This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to start making prints with minimal space and resources.

Classes will start with a history and explanation of the process followed by demonstrations and time to work. Finally, considerations are made for taking prints to the next level including layering, toning and alternate substrates.

Students will leave with the ability to make beautiful prints whether in an at-home or studio environment.

Day 1
• Introductions
• History of Cyanotypes
• Explanation of Materials
• Overview of the Process
• Photogram Examples
• Basic Process Demonstration (Photogram)
• Time to make 1 print.
• Homework: Make 5 photograms showing object, texture, image, and a combination

Day 2
• Review student work
• Process Review
• Examples
• Considerations for Negatives/Objects for printing
• Alternate washing techniques
• Time to work
• Wrap-up and questions
• Homework: Make 5 prints from different negative types – negatives, printouts, cutouts, drawings.

Day 3
• Review student work
• Next steps
o Layering
o Wet printing
o Alternative materials
• Time to work
• Homework: Make a print with a minimum of 3 layers

Day 4
• Review student work
• Bleaching/Toning
• Anthotype History/Examples
• Anthotype Demonstration
• Homework: One anthotype. Send in 5 final prints for student showcase next week.

Day 5
• Final wrap-up: Discussion of processes, questions and issues.
• Showcase of student work

Students will be required to purchase chemistry beforehand. Bostick & Sullivan is recommended (
A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees about one week prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

Five Sessions
Dates: Sundays, February 28 – March 28, 11 am – 2 pm
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels
Tuition: $345




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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