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Solar printing | Cyanotype – Karen Ruet

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$89.00 – $119.00

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP – Sunday, July 7 | 9 am – 4 pm

In this introductory course, you’ll learn all the steps required to create your own cyanotype prints. From an introduction to tools and materials, to creating images on beautiful watercolour paper using exposure to natural light. Discover how to print direct positives using feathers, plants and other found materials. Students will also have the option of printing with photographic negatives by sending the instructor photographs before the workshop that they can print during the day (2 images per student). Create unique patterns and designs for one of a kind prints and enjoy the wonder of coating your paper with a bright green liquid that will turn silver in the sun and then blue when we remove materials and soak our paper in water to develop it! This process can also be applied to other surfaces, like wood, and cloth.  

Discovered in 1841, Cyanotype printing is one of the oldest photographic printing processes that uses photosensitive solutions and exposure to ultraviolet light (the sun). The resulting image can be cyan blue, or Prussian blue. Participants will complete the workshop with archival prints to take home that can be framed for their own homes or be given as unique gifts.


Regular ticket price (March 22, 12 pm – June 30, 11:30pm): $119

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $45 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Additional information: Participants should bring a notebook and pencil or pen to take notes.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Karen Ruet is an Instructor in the Photography/Videography diploma program, who loves hands on media, especially darkroom processes. After initially studying photography at Toronto Metropolitan University, she pursued her dream of becoming a photographer at NBCCD and fell in love with darkroom work and alternative processes. She took many workshops and classes and created unique images using her own negatives and found botanical and other materials. After her graduation, Karen worked as a freelance photographer for the Telegraph Journal, and soon after added her writing skills from Acadia University to write stories for the New Brunswick Reader before becoming a regular arts columnist at the paper. She also worked as the Coordinator of Gallery Connexion before becoming the Coordinator of NBCCD’s George Fry Gallery. During her time at Gallery Connexion, she started teaching at NBCCD. In 2015, Karen co-curated a 19-person contemporary New Brunswick photography exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with then CEO and chief curator at the gallery, Terry Graff called Phantom Presence.

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July 7
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$89.00 – $119.00
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.