A cyanotype printing workshop for Singapore HeritageFest 2021

3h over 1 session

Course Description
This two-part session will immerse you in our natural world.

First, you will be taken on a tour of the Human x Nature: Environmental Histories of Singapore exhibition at the National Library which features among other things, natural history books, botanical prints, plantation photographs, maps as well as herbarium and natural history specimens.

Following the educational tour, you will get to take part in a hands-on experience producing a cyanotype print using natural materials such as leaves, twigs and flowers. You will leave with a new-found appreciation for this tactile, analog photography process which dates back to the 1840s. Psst, you will also get to bring home your very own works of art!

Register here

Workshop Fee

Shirly Koh (View Profile)


Group A: Sat 29 May, 10am to 1pm
Group B: 
Sat 29 May, 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Course Overview
Participants will meet at the National Library for registration and for a guided tour of the Human x Nature: Environmental Histories of Singapore exhibition.

The group will then walk over to Objectifs together, where artist and educator Shirly Koh will introduce them to the process of cyanotype printing, and lead them in creating their very own artworks to take home.

Pre-requisites: None

Technical Requirements:
All materials will be provided for this workshop. As the workshop entails working with natural materials and found objects (like dry leaves, petals, etc.) and dyes, participants may like to dress accordingly.

[Phase 3] Covid-19 Health & Safety Advisory and Measures
Please note this photowalk will take place offline, at Objectifs. The following measures will apply:

  • Maximum class size of eight participants + one instructor
  • Participants to wear face masks throughout and to be seated at least 1m apart from each other
  • Instructors to wear face masks, or face shields are permitted while they are teaching and they must maintain a distance from the participants

Please refer here for our full advisory on health and safety in light of Covid-19 and do not hesitate to contact us with further queries or concerns.