Design Museum Academy Adult Workshop

Workshop: Cyanotype Photography

Immerse yourself in the magic of the cyanotype process to create amazing designs on paper and fabric using leaves and flowers.

What to expect

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of camera-less photography to experiment with the Cyanotype process.

Open for both beginners and photography enthusiasts, this workshop created in partnership with the Morley College will introduce an exploratory technique beyond traditional photography.

Learn the basics of chemistry, coating techniques and exposure methods and experiment with materials such as paper and fabric to create cyanotypes using flowers, leaves and acetates.

A step-by-step guidance will be provided, which will include mixing chemicals, coating techniques and creative layouts.

Learning outcomes:

• Introduction to cyanotype photography

• Basics of chemistry, coating techniques and exposure methods

• Layering and creative layouts

Photos by Niki Sianni


Niki Sianni

Sianni has been teaching photography for the past 20 years. She currently manages the photography department at Morley College London, Chelsea Centre. Sianni particularly enjoys experimenting with darkroom techniques and alternative processes. She has recently developed a great interest in sustainable darkroom and botanical toners.

Booking information

Adult: £50

Early bird adult: £45

Student/Concession: £44

Early bird student: £40

Members*: £40

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s children and not those of additional guests.

– Early bird tickets are available until Monday 16 September.

– Light refreshments and equipment will be provided for the duration of the session.

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Background image: Cyanotype by Niki Sianni.