Connecting with Place: Cyanotype Workshop for Educators

Photo: Shauna Caldwell, Poke, Yarrow and Violet. Background: Goldenrod and witch hazel. All images are cyanotypes.

This workshop is for K-12 Educators

Workshop participants will learn about historic and contemporary uses of the cyanotype printing process and will get hands-on experience with the process to utilize in their classrooms. After printing and developing their own cyanotype photographs, participants will experiment with toners made from regional plants to achieve a wide range of colorful photographs deeply rooted in place and ecological connection.

CEU: 3 contact hours
An additional 2 contact hours is available for participating in the 35th Annual Rosen Sculpture Walk on Saturday, July 10 at 10am. For more information and to register for the sculpture walk, visit here.

LOCATION: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 9 from 1-4pm

AUDIENCE: K-12 educators

MATERIALS: All materials needed for the session are provided by TCVA

COST: Event is FREE; registration required. Space is limited.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Christy Chenausky, Director of Education and Outreach, at

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

Anna Deveare Smith

About the Instructor


Shauna Caldwell is an artist from Boone, NC. She received BFAs in both studio art and art education. In addition to working as Assistant Director of Arts Education and Outreach for the Turchin Center for Visual Arts and the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs at App State, she is currently pursuing a MA in Appalachian Studies. Her roots in Appalachia and relationship with the environment shape her creative work.