Botanical Cyanotype Printing and Cream Tea with Annabel Wilkes

Course Description

Come and join artist Annabel Wilkes in June to create your own stunning Botanical cyanotype prints. Annabel will guide you through the cyanotype printing process, a technique that was first used by the Victorians to document plant species and also record architectural drawings. You will be given prepared light sensitive paper to expose under the sunlight, whilst choosing natural materials and creating compositions to make stunning blue prints.


Be inspired by the surrounding natural environment at the school to pick and choose your own leaves/flowers and seedpods. Annabel will also demonstrate how to enhance your prints using further experimentation and exciting techniques. You will have the opportunity to take home your own unique prints to frame and keep forever. Suitable for all levels. This is a really fascinating approach to alternative photography, which always reveals beautiful and unexpected outcomes.


A cream tea will be served up out on our pretty terrace during the break mid afternoon (inside if the weather is poor).

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All abilities welcome


Cyanotype printing

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Annabel Wilkes

Annabel is a practising printmaker living and working in St Ives. She is also a tutor at St Ives School of Painting and delivers art workshops at her studio in Newmill, near Zennor in Cornwall. She is also a learning facilitator at Tate St Ives.Annabel has worked as an art teacher for 20 years in London and Cornwall. She offers printmaking workshops for all ages and abilities in relief printing, monoprinting, collagraph and cyanotype/sunprinting. Annabel also delivers art workshops to school groups at Porthmeor Print Workshop and families at St Ives Community Orchard, as well as adult groups at Trebah Gardens and Newlyn Art Gallery. Workshops focus on wellbeing and building confidence for both children and adult creatives. Annabel is an associate member of the Penwith Gallery and a member of Porthmeor Print Workshop in St Ives. She exhibits regularly at the Penwith Gallery as well as galleries in and around Cornwall and Richmond in London.

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Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.

On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.

Course Details


12 Jun 2024


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm




12 Jun 2024


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm



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Art Course ticket ONLY and cream tea – Wed 12th June 2024
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Included in this ticket: A space on the course listed and a cream tea during the break

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