Anthotypes: Making colourful photographic prints from plants

A workshop led by Brittonie Fletcher

Saturday 25 June, 11am-3pm

No creative experience is necessary

Suitable for all ages, this is a slow printing process 

All materials will be provided

 £3 per person

Artist Brittonie Fletcher will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the Victorian plant-based photographic process of the anthotype. Using plants, leaves, flowers, and vegetables, you will discover how to extract and modify their natural colours to make your own photographic images. You will learn about the history of the process, a little bit of science and use found objects and materials to make interesting compositions.

The workshop will guide participants through the process, which includes preparing emulsions, grinding, extracting and filtering, applying emulsion to paper, making stencils and aesthetic choices, assembling the printing frame ready for exposure, as well as an insight from Brittonie into the history of the process and a discussion about light, climate, location and materials.

Brittonie Fletcher (MFA) is an artist and educator based in Edinburgh. Her photographic practice includes historic,  technical analogue and hybrid alternative photographic processes. Brittonie teaches Eco-Darkroom courses for Stills Centre for Photography, exploring sustainable and environmentally friendly photographic processes.