Sagebrush to Sandstone: Cyanotypes - Printing with the Sun

Family Sagebrush to Sandstone: Cyanotypes - Printing with the Sun

The cyanotype is an early photographic printing process that uses sunlight and water to create images. Cyanotype images are deep, cyan-blue, and were used in the original blueprint process. In this workshop, participants will create original photograms by arranging objects on sensitized paper. In this workshop led by visual artist Megan Berner, participants will use natural and found objects to make their prints. Participants will learn how to prepare their own cyanotype paper and have an opportunity to experiment with the process. Participants are welcome to bring small objects that can be used to create images. Leaves, plants, lace, ribbon, anything with an interesting shape will work well. We will also provide supplies and some objects that participants can use. This workshop will be conducted outside. Please plan accordingly and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Sagebrush to Sandstone is a new series of creative gatherings and events that highlight the arts and humanities alongside Nevada nature. This program is produced by Nevada Humanities and Truckee Meadows Park Foundation and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Phone: 775.784.6587
Admission: Free
Rated: G - General Audiences
More Info:

Idlewild Park - Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Office
50 Cowan Drive
Reno, NV 89509

Event Schedule

July 14 12pm - 2pm