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Botanical Impressions with Wet Cyanotype Photograms |  Katie Alleva

**SOLD OUT** To join our wait list for this workshop, click on the Book Now link below.

Saturday 15 April 2023
Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm (includes break for lunch)
Where: Ignite Studios 60 Crane Street, Ballina
Ages: 16+
Cost: $130 (tools and materials included except as outlined below)

Cyanotype imagery, developed in the 19th century as a way of documenting botanical specimens, is one of the oldest forms of photography. In this one-day workshop, Northern Rivers visual artist Katie Alleva will lead participants step by step through the fascinating technique of wet cyanotype printmaking, using objects from the natural world to create dreamy, surrealistic images. The class will be inspired by the pioneering work of 19th century botanist Anna Atkins, and participants will end the day with a series of cyanotype impressions on high-quality paper to take home.

Participants will need to wear covered shoes, bring their own apron, and a selection of leaves, feathers, flowers, pressed flowers, fabric and other flat, textured items to utilise in their printmaking. All other materials and equipment will be provided.

This workshop will include a short break for lunch. Participants are invited to bring their own lunch, or are welcome to eat at the Gallery Café located next door to Ignite Studios.

Katie Alleva is a local visual artist and teacher who has developed her cyanotype practice over the past five years. Her exhibition Tracing Threads, Across the Emotional Landscape of Self is on display at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery from 8 March to 30 April 2023.

Advance bookings are essential via the ticketing link below, or by phoning the Gallery on 02 6681 0530.




In case of cancellation, NRCG will only provide a refund if we can successfully offer your place to a participant on our waiting list. In this case, the workshop cost, less a booking fee of 5%, will be provided, once the replacement student has paid in full. This is at the full discretion of the NRCG team.

In the case of class cancellation by NRCG, a full refund will be provided to all participants.


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Image: Katie Alleva, Wonder, Wet Cyanotype, 2022


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