Exploring cyanotype creatively on paper and fabric

Learn how to create simple cyanotypes (blue prints) on paper and fabrics throughout the seasons, using natural light or a homemade lightbox. Then explore a whole range of creative possibilities working with botanical and digital imagery, creating your own designs, adding colour and lettering, and changing the traditional blue of cyanotype to shades of brown. By the end of the course you will be inspired to continue to explore this fascinating technique to make unique artworks.

Ability: Suitable for all

The minimum time required to watch and respond to the video content and complete the tasks is 6 hours. The tutor also recommends how you can develop your work further so that you can continue to use the skills acquired on this course for future projects. Six months of online access to all of the course content
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The explanation of the subject was very clear… Even though it was on online course, it felt as it was a one-to-one learning experience in the class room. Absolutely loved it and have learned a great deal.


Zoë Burt

Zoë Burt is a designer, educator and award winning artist. Trained at Central St Martins, she designed for UK fashion labels for nearly 20 years. Zoë tutors in colleges, universities and facilitates experiential workshops for world class venues that promote the intersection of design, craft and horticulture. Her recent collaborations explore textile design and artistry, using natural dyes.

Zoë's current themes explore the connection between ecology, botanical colour, activism and sustainability. From a young age Zoë has been a botanical explorer with a love for art, textiles and fashion. Her book Nature Journal, in collaboration with Marianne Wie, sold at V&A as part of the Fashioned from Nature exhibition. Zoë loves sharing her skills and continuing to learn about the depth of colour, history and potential in connecting with nature, textiles and people.

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