fine art photography  ~  historic processes  ~  education

  • a room with low-level incandescent light
  • access to water not a kitchen or bathroom
  • a table or counter not a kitchen or bathroom
  • distilled water
  • gloves  kitchen/cleaning gloves are ok

what you provide :

Student making blueprints in printing frames

Session I     Wednesday, July 22, 2020       9am - 1PM MDT

$125.00 per student    min. 3 students, max. 10 students
$42.00 materials fee  +  $12 shipping   if purchasing a supply kit

  • supplies to build a simple contact frame for printing
  • 10 sheets 8x10 of watercolor paper
  • chemicals for coating paper
  • 8 sheets 8.5x11 computer transparency film
  • assorted foam brushes
  • plastic containers for mixing the solution & processing prints

Blueprints (or cyanotypes) are a simple, safe way to get into analog photography - no darkroom needed!  Blueprints can give a wide range of tones from deep blue to a soft cyan, and can be printed on variety of surfaces.  This is one of my most popular workshops - it's fun, easy to do, and has lots of possibilities.

Strasburg Silo No. 2, blueprint on paper

why is there a materials fee?

A materials fee is included so that you don't have to buy
a huge amount of stuff just to take the class.  I will build
you a starter kit and ship it to you so that you can decide
if this is something you want to commit to before spending your hard-earned money on a lot of stuff  you may never use again.

blueprinting basics - online

what I provide :

This class is for you if:

  • you're looking for a process that's simple and fast
  • you don't necessarily want to invest in a darkroom or a lot of equipment
  • you're interested in alternative processes but don't know how to get started
  • you're at least 16 years old  -  parental consent required under 18

  • how to choose and coat paper
  • how to make photograms
  • how to make simple digital negatives
  • how to make an exposure
  • how to process and dry your prints

questions?   send me an email

you will be redirected to an external website

enrollment deadline is July 08, 2020

what you'll learn...

when will my materials arrive?

My goal is to have your materials arrive within 5 to 7 days before the start date of the class.  If it doesn't arrive within that window, please contact me immediately so I can help track down your package.

  • a materials kit  right
  • live, online instruction

what materials am I paying for?

I'm glad you asked!  Your materials kit will include:

St. Louis Arch, blueprint on cotton, cotton, denim, quitling
  • handouts with information & resources
  • 90 day access to class recording

Session dates

jacqueline webster

  • a brief history of the blueprint
  • a brief lesson on how things work
  • required equipment
  • chemical safety and storage
  • how to prepare the coating solutions

can I buy my materials somewhere else?

Sure!  Here's the deal:  You're responsible for all of your supplies if you buy them yourself.  I can give you a list of trusted suppliers, but I can't guarantee that we can get outside supplies to work during class.  The supplies that I provide will work with the instruction that I provide during class and in the handouts.  If you didn't buy my kit and we can't get your supplies to work during class I won't be able to give you a refund for the class or schedule a make-update.

  • 1 roll paper towels
  • blue painter's tape
  • duct tape
  • a hairdryer
  • a webcam & internet