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Sat, Jul 23


Harvest Preserve

Folk Prints: Light Printing

Create ethereal images out of natural found items and sunlight, to share or keep for yourself.

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Folk Prints: Light Printing
Folk Prints: Light Printing

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Harvest Preserve, 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA

About the Event

Join us in using the sun's rays and pieces of the natural world to create shadow prints in stunning shades of blue. 

Cyanotypes are one of the original “photographs”, and where the term blueprint comes from. We will learn what type of paper works best, how to create the coating for the paper, as well as the processes for exposure and rinsing.  We will then go out into the field to create “on the go” cyanotypes using found pieces of nature on a short meander through the prairie.  You will leave with a few different handmade prints of your own.


  • Standard attire and sun protection for hands-on outdoor learning: hat, jeans, sunscreen.
  • A notebook and a pen/pencil for writing and drawing (optional).


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $0, based upon your access to resources.

This class is a part of a 3-class series. There is a 20% discount for registering for the series. (See separate Series: Folk Crafting With Nature registration).

Harvest Preserve and Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Annie Ventullo, is a folk crafter, mushroom hunter and lover of the woods.  When she isn't playing with forest-found items, she is a practicing ecotherapist and death doula. 


Harvest Preserve, 1645 N Scott Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.




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