ONSITE: Cyanotype Totebag

Make your very own tote bag using sunlight and one of the earliest printing processes— cyanotypes! Also known as blueprints, this technique is commonly used for photography, printmaking and clothing adornment. In this beginner-friendly class, students learn to coat fabric and paper by hand, expose an image with sunlight and process the final prints. Great companion process for screen printing or fabric arts.

Special Notes

  • Optional: students can bring other fabric to coat if there is time and materials for making more.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Em White

I am a photographer and educator, focusing in historic photographic processes. I work with medium and large format film, as well as create negatives using the wet-plate collodion process. Frequently, I can be found setting up my mobile darkroom along bucolic back roads and hazy riverbeds, working with my hands and light to capture a disappearing reality. As an artist, my work is greatly influenced by the land I come from, a place of impenetrable growth and dark tunnels of kudzu. I use historic photographic processes to capture contemporary subjects and I have a portrait studio here in Richmond where I enjoy collaborating and creating with members of our community.


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ONSITE: Cyanotype Totebag

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Class Details
January 2110 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $65.00
Member Tuition: $58.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Em White
Level: All Levels