An Introduction to Cyanotypes

An Introduction to Cyanotypes

2 Jul

Join local artist and educator Russell Squires in this introductory session, learning about the cyanotype printing process!

Inspired by our Main Space exhibition 'Everything Comes from the Egg' by Stephen Turner, this workshop will explore the traditional technique of UV/Sun printing, used to create the famous Prussian blue prints.

This hands-on session is suitable for all levels, that have an interest in photographic and printmaking techniques, or anyone that would like to learn a new skill.

From mixing the chemistry to drying the prints, this workshop will guide you step-by-step through the cyanotype process. You will get the chance to make a few cyanotypes on the day and as part of the workshop, you will leave with some unexposed cyanotype paper to take home and create further prints.  

All materials will be provided, alongside tea and coffee. You are welcome to bring lunch or purchase from our cafe partners Lily & Lime LD.


Spaces are £40.00 per person (not including online booking fees). Concessionary tickets of £32.00 are available for students, Aspex Artist Associates and Portsmouth Leisure Card holders.

You can book your space via our Eventbrite page (click here).

If you have any queries, you can contact our Participation & Learning Manager Vicky Chapter by email or phone (+44 (0)23 9277 8080).

About the Artist

Russel Squires is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily uses photography within a fine art and conceptual based context. His current research is the investigation of visual and audio media, in both analogue and digital forms; with the objective of exploring their potential transferable language and output into alternative forms of art.

Squires is currently working in HE & FE environments, lecturing in Photography, Visual Communications, Creative Arts & Graphic Design to full-time undergraduates and part-time distant learners. The artist validates, writes and contributes to course material; he leads studies and research visits, writes educational blog posts, observes summative feedback events and gets very passionate about art and education.