Online Workshops

After the success of our SF | At Home workshops, we are pleased to present two digital workshops with two Artists from this year’s Emerge programme. Kim Ayres (mentor) and Izzy Leach (mentee) are presenting two very different workshops that will appeal to a range of ages and abilities.

4-Day Photography Workshop with Kim Ayres

Improve your photography in a short series of workshops by Kim Ayres during Spring Fling Online!

Over 4 daily Facebook Live sessions, Kim will demonstrate 3 different kinds of photography, giving explanations, tips, techniques and setting a daily challenge.
The workshops will go out live each evening at 8pm (UK time) from Thursday 8th October to Sunday 11th October. During the rescheduled event we will be uploading recordings of the sessions here on the website. So if you can’t make the live session or Facebook isn’t for you, the workshops will be available here on the website until the 12th October and till the end of October for Friends of Spring Fling.

So in the meantime, save the date and make sure you follow the Spring Fling Facebook account here for information on Kim’s workshops.

Find out about becoming a Friend of Spring Fling here.

‘Kind of Blue’ cyanotype workshop with Izzy Leach

An alternative printing process demonstration, specifically focusing on cyanotypes.

Cyanotypes are a beginner friendly way to photographically print from home with limited equipment. Join Izzy for this unique workshop, here on the Spring Fling website for this year’s Spring Fling. The workshop will be available here online from the 5-12 October.

So in the meantime, save the date and prepare yourself by making sure you have all the materials and equipment.

Materials & Equipment 

Izzy will be using both the photogram and digital negative method. For the photogram method, the only components most people will have to buy are the chemicals – Solution A containing Ferric Ammonium Citrate and Solution B containing Potassium Ferricyanide. These can be bought cheaply and easily online for around £10. For the photo-negative method, audiences will also need printable acetate, access to a printer and photoshop (or other image editing software). Other materials that they will need but might not necessarily need to purchase are:

  • a sponge brush/smooth wide paintbrush
  • gloves as chemicals can stain
  • a mixing tray (a plastic box works)
  • paper (watercolour paper/thicker card works best)
  • a wash tray
  • apron/old shirt
  • Sunlight or alternatively a UV lamp
  • Piece of glass (I used glass from a photo frame)

The cyanotype method is very simple and accessible to all levels, however due to handling glass and the use of chemicals, children should be supervised at all times.

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