outside workshop: apple orchard at Hands of Hope Kent
Inside workshop: using UV lights Central st Martins
  1. About workshops
  2. 1.5 hour workshop
  3. 2.5 hour workshop
  4. Build your own workshops

See a video of a collaborative workshop here

Pressed flowers, at Rest is Resistance workshop for the Advocacy Academy

1. About

Fun and Easy Cyanotype Workshops: Rediscover Nature Through Art

Unleash your creativity and reconnect with nature in captivating cyanotype workshops!

About the Workshops: Our workshops are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of cyanotype and experience the magic of transforming nature's beauty into stunning art. Guided by a passionate and experienced artist, you'll embark on a journey that goes beyond the ordinary and rekindles your bond with the natural world. The workshops vary according to location, group and theme

Location: I host workshops in a variety of locations. I've hosted private events, workshops in community gardens and at venues such as Not my Beautiful House in Kingston Upon Thames

Reconnect with Nature: In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose touch with nature's wonders and so many of us don't even know the name of 10 plants. The workshops provide a safe place where you can slow down, meet new people, and learn this magical process. You'll leave with a renewed awe for nature and rediscover the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds us. Through the cyanotype process, you'll observe nature in a whole new light, fostering a profound connection with the environment.

Transformative Art: Cyanotype is more than just a photographic process; it's a form of art that allows you to connect with nature and challenge your perceptions of nature creatively. As you watch your unique masterpieces develop under the UVrays, you'll experience the joy of seeing nature come alive in vivid blue hues.

Pressed Flower Collection: To make your creative journey even more delightful, I provide access to an assortment of pressed flowers gathered from various landscapes. These delicate botanicals will become your artistic tools, enabling you to craft one-of-a-kind cyanotype prints infused with the essence of the great outdoors.

No Experience Needed: Our workshops are designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned artists. Children and adults. Whether you're a complete novice or a seasoned creative, I will guide you through the entire process, ensuring you feel confident and inspired every step of the way.

Take Home Treasures: You'll leave with new skills and each workshop participant will take home their very own collection of cyanotype prints, preserving the memories of a transformative and soul-nourishing experience. These unique creations will serve as lasting reminders of your newfound bond with nature and the joy of artistic expression.

Embrace Collaboration: At our workshops, we believe in the power of collaboration and shared inspiration. We foster a warm and welcoming environment where participants can exchange ideas, learn from one another, and co-create breathtaking artworks. If you're interested in hosting a collaborative event, we're open to exploring exciting possibilities!

Book Your Workshop: Don't miss this chance to embark on a creative adventure that celebrates nature's splendor. Whether you're looking for a solo artistic retreat or a group experience with friends or colleagues, our cyanotype workshops promise an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Join us and let the art of cyanotype lead you to a deeper understanding of the natural world. Book your spot now and let your creativity bloom!

2. 1.5 hour workshop


2. 2.5 hour workshop


4. Build your own workshops

I have run a number of tailor made workshops and happy to talk through some ideas if you would like to host one. Examples of workshops include:

1. Florxl and Hands of Hope Charity workshop: a 5 hour workshop in West Kent in a beautiful apple orchard. All funds raised went to the LemonTree Trust.

"Floral: A publication that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of plant and garden lovers, as well as offering a space of sanctuary and safety within the pages – much like the feeling being in a garden can give."

"Hands of Hope: Using Growing, Cooking and Nature-based activities, our mission is to “Improve the health and wellbeing of people and planet by connecting communities to nature and each other."

"Lemon Tree Trust: Transforming refugee camps and communities, one garden at a time. Gardening has the power to positively address issues of isolation and mental health. 

For displaced people globally, the simple act of gardening produces beauty, restores dignity, creates community and offers opportunity."

2. Rest is Resistance youth Alumni retreat:

Hosted in Birmingham with the Advocacy Academy. I provided pressed flowers, all materials and political slogans to use in the art. Young activists were engaged with the process and made some incredible works of art. 

"The Advocacy Academy is an activist youth movement of young leaders fighting for justice and equality. We serve as the political home for grassroots youth organising and the catalyst for collective action. Our Advocates’ lives have been directly shaped by living in an unjust world, and we exist to turn their anger into action."

3. University of the Arts London, Central st Martins:

LGBT+ history month printing workshop: The language of Flowers

I was invited to host an LGBT+ History month workshop for Valentines day. This workshop used my portable UV lights, as it was based inside and Asked for tote bags to be part of the itinerary. Participants had an excellent time and made some lovely work. images courtesy of Sofia Nasif

4. SteveXOH Collaborative workshop for KAOS at Not My Beautiful House:

This collaborative workshop took place in two parts. The first part involved a workshop by artist and author Steve Chapman who taught participants to make paper cut art. The second part of the workshop involved cyanotype where participants could utilise the paper cut work. One participant even drove all the way from Wales.

5. Workshops at Not My Beautiful House Kingston Upon Thames

These were various workshops hosted on the ground floor, for adults and children during the summer holidays.