Harvest and process your own pigments, then use them to capture the details and textures of the natural world.
Have you ever wondered where ink, paint, and pigment comes from? Learn the history and science of pigments, the natural materials and processes used since ancient times, and engage in your own experimentation and exploration of the possibilities in the natural world. Once pigments are made, you will use them to create ink, select and bring in plants from your own environment, and use the ink you created to arrange creative and beautiful images of nature.
You may register your youth for an optional, supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
Harvest, process, and make pigments from natural materials; add your pigments to a binder, roll that ink onto plexiglass monotype prints and samples of local plants, and print stunningly detailed impressions using ink you made yourself!
Bring to the second class: natural pigments; berries, plants, dirt, clay, coal, soft rocks, etc. (Crush objects between your fingers, or scrape them against rocks, to test whether they make good pigments. If they leave a colored residue, they're likely good to try!)
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