Welcome to the Springtime Eggstravaganza!

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Welcome to the Springtime Eggstravaganza!

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$10 – $100
Three Decorative Easter Eggs

with Sally Chai
Saturday April 9, 12-3pm (rain date April 16)
in-person at the Iowa City Press Co-op (225 N. Gilbert)
sliding scale: $10-100*

Join us for a joyful afternoon making botanical prints in honor of Spring! First, we will celebrate the East European tradition of making all-natural Easter eggs. For this activity, we will apply leaves and flower petals to the eggs and steep them in dyes made from onion skins, cabbage leaves, and other edible ingredients. While the eggs are steeping, we will collaborate on a sun print (cyanotype). For this activity, we will arrange spring botanicals on a large sheet of photo-sensitive paper and set them in the sun to make a print of their shapes and textures. Pre-coated paper and frames will also be provided for making individual sun prints. The workshop will conclude with an Easter egg exchange and a viewing of our finished sun prints.

Teaching Artist: Sally Chai is an artist, writer, and thrift-shop enthusiast. Before the pandemic, she participated in the BFA program for printmaking at The University of Iowa. Post-vaccination, she is renewing her art practice using botanicals and other found objects to make nature prints in various media.

*PS1 workshops are pay-what-you-can thanks to support from Kum & Go and community members. $80 is the true cost of the workshop, and we encourage participants to select the cost that they can afford, or pay a little extra to support future sliding-scale fees.


April 9
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $100
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Public Space One
229 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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