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Foraging Natural Color with Nathan Harper

Date(s) - 09/14/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Workshop description:

Students will learn how to harvest professional, artist-grade pigment from natural resources that can easily be found in their own back yard! In this class, we will be focusing on earth materials–such as rocks and clays that can be found in your local area. We will walk through how and where to find usable rocks, how to break them down, and their application to art-making. Students will leave with a jar of pigment of their very own and an art material made from the pigments. The students will then be able to take the materials that were made in the first portion of the workshop and paint during the last hour of class.

Materials supplied by student:

A mortar and pestle set (can be found at target for around $11) two glass jars with lids, a pair of safety glasses, a rag and safety mask

Materials supplied by instructor:

Rocks/clay samples to be broken up, beeswax to make crayons, acrylic base to make paints and paper to demo materials on.