intro to wild pigments ~ fall/winter 2019

intro to wild pigments ~ fall/winter 2019


Back by popular demand. And now day-long!

An Introduction to Wild Pigments

10 to 4, Sunday, November 17th  

$88.00 includes all materials and home-cooked lunch. $44.00 for students currently enrolled in a program.

What if you could deepen your connection to the land by foraging for the plants and minerals you used to make your own paint?

Becoming familiar with local pigments is a transformative process that establishes reciprocal relationships between you and the land, and can profoundly shift your art practice.

This day-long class will include a mini foraging trip and hands-on demonstrations aimed to introduce you to pigment-rich plants and minerals found near the Willamette River. A discussion of the cultural and historical context for the human relationships with these materials will follow.

You’ll have time to experiment with these various pigments, and complete a small, elegant abstract painting on a reclaimed wood panel to take home with you.

Pigments you’ll work with will include oak gall ink, yellow ochre, celadonite and more.

Join Oregon artist and founder of Wild Pigment Project, Tilke Elkins at her home studio near the river for an invigorating day of revelation, exploration, color experimentation and connection with the land and other artists. 

INCLUDES LUNCH: A hearty organic & locally-sourced vegan soup and home-baked gluten-free bread will be provided, as well as herbal tea.

Dress for walking/weather and be prepared to be outside for up to an hour. 

Please contact Tilke Elkins at info@wildpigmentproject.org with any questions.

10% of net proceeds will be donated to the Kommema Cultural Protection Association.

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