Catherine Dineley

Workshop: Cyanotype Printing

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2023

Wednesday 23rd August 12pm-2pm, Burslem School of Art

The magic of cyanotype. A unique blend of history, art and science.

Join Catherine Dineley in making vibrant cyanotype prints. Cyanotype, meaning ‘dark blue impression’, is a wonderful, fun photographic printing process, a precursor to photography that dates back to its invention in 1842 as a means to easily replicate written notes. Using sunlight and light sensitive chemicals, images can be made from a wide range of medium from drawings and photographic negatives to pressed flowers, feathers, fabric and much more.

In this hands on workshop, you will experience this simple but rewarding, magical process. You will learn how the cyanotype solution is prepared, the variety of materials it can be applied to and how to apply it. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the various techniques and create and keep beautiful vivid blue prints of your own.

No experience necessary. All material will be provided

Workshops are free, and and open to all - both young people and adults. Young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


This workshop is part of a series of free public workshops during the Three Counties Open Art exhibition, held at the historic Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent. Displaying the works of around 100 artists connected to Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire, the show celebrates the creativity of the area in a range of mediums, styles and subject matter.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm daily.

Burslem School of Art is fully accessible, with Blue Badge parking at the front and rear of the building. If parking at the rear, please note that you will need to call the intercom to be buzzed in, and a member of staff will give you lift access via a key. The front of the building can be accessed by a ramp. If you have access needs and would like to let us know before your visit, please don't hesitate to email or call 01782 731368.


About the artist

Catherine has been an artist educator in photography and printmaking for the past 25 years specialising in alternative processes, delivering workshops and presenting to conferences internationally. Catherine has a passion for these processes and loves sharing them with others.


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Burslem School of Art Queen Street Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3EG
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