DIY Nature Inks

LEarn how to Make beautiful natural Ink

In this workshop we focus on creating with natural and foraged supplies, using a simple recipe, that can produce ink in many varieties of colorful hues. You can make your own mediums!

Oak Gall Ink Making

Learn how to Make Permanent Oak Gall Ink

Did you know that oakgall ink has been used for over 2000 years? IT is an ancient recipe used by Da Vinci, Bach, Isaac Newton, and monks of old- on some of the oldest and most precious manuscripts and sketches. In this workshop we focus on creating with natural and foraged supplies, using a simple recipe, that can produce a permanent ink out of oak galls, iron, and water. through a few steps we mix these substances, this mixture then undergoes a process of fermentation. By the end of the fermentation period you will have a rich ink to write draw or paint with.

 

Plein Air Painting

Join us for a Unique Experience

Come with us on a fantastic outing to see great views, and paint together in Kings Canyon National Park

Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs

Learn how to Make beautiful eggs in the ancient Ukrainian tradition

In this workshop we focus on learning the ancient method of Pysanky. You will begin by learning about their symbols and designs, we draw out our designs, copy these onto the egg, then begin a batik-like process with bees wax drawing and dip dyeing the eggs. In the very end we will reveal our beautiful designs by melting the wax off the surface of the egg. It is a very theraputic artform that requires practice, and patience.

 
 
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