Cyanotype Workshops

© Helmut V. Gilberstein / Musée de l'Elysée

In one afternoon, discover the procedure for creating a cyanotype with Laurent Cochet, professional photographer and photography printer. Laurent Cochet proposes the creation of a unique cyanotype print made by each participant.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print, discovered by English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842.

Workshop programme :

  • Creating photosensitive paper
  • Creating a transparent print of the image used to create your cyanotype
  • Developping your cyanotype print

Practical information

Next workshop
New date coming soon. The museum organize customised courses and workshops for groups.

Required material
Each participant must provide a good quality jpeg image (minimum 300 dpi) by email before the workshop to stephane.chapuis(at) In the event of any issues transferring the file, please contact the Education department at 021 316 07 38.

Fees and registration

Upon registration only: stephane.chapuis(at) or 021 316 07 38. Limited places available.
Price: 150 CHF (120 CHF for Les Amis Members)