BACC To Host Cyanotype Workshop in Batesville

The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Cyanotype Workshop on Saturday, November 12, at 12:00 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main (226 E Main). Cyanotypes are one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography and were originally made popular by Anna Atkins in the mid-nineteenth century. The distinctive feature of the print is its shade of cyan blue, which results from its exposure to ultraviolet light. When the blueprint emerged, cyanotypes were traditionally used for reproducing the technical drawings of architects and engineers until the arrival of photocopy machines. However, with its versatility and affordability, the technique was adopted by photographers soon after its discovery. 

For this workshop instructor, Abigail Smithson, will guide you step-by-step through the cyanotype process. Participants will leave the workshop with prints on both paper and cloth. The cost of this workshop is $30 ($25 for BAAC members), and includes all supplies needed to complete the project. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Register online today at or call 870-793-3382 for more information.