Grateful Gathering: Working With Site-Specific Earth Pigments (virtual)
2 x 2-hour sessions
Feb 15, 2:30 - 4:30PM EST + Feb 22, 2:30 - 4:30PM EST
In this workshop we will:
- discuss methods for grateful gathering and ways of working in reciprocity with the site you're collaborating with
- learn how to process clay, rocks, and soil into high-quality fine art pigments
- practice processing your own pigments at home between sessions
- bring questions from at-home practice to session 2 to troubleshoot
- learning how to make paint from earth pigments (we'll focus on watercolor but the same skill can be applied to acrylic and oil paint)
- learn methods for storing natural paints in various forms
Participation is limited to ensure an intimate learning environment for discussion and Q&A.
MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED
Dust mask (covid mask works too)
1 med/large jar with tops
3-4 small jars with tops
mortar + pestle
watercolor binder (or for DIY gum arabic, honey, glycerin, and clove oil)
After you register, you'll receive a PDF with links to purchase
The week of our class, you'll receive a digital workbook that you can print or use digitally.
Sliding scale pricing is available.
Excellent teaching can be a form of social practice; it aims to create experiences that shift people’s perspectives. Through my work as an artist and educator, I'm interested in exploring how we can use creative processes to explore issues of inequity and imagine alternative ways of being through education and relationships.
Prior to recommitting to my art practice full time, I’ve served as a middle school teacher and principal, written anti-racist history curriculum, and have worked with school leaders across the South to implement equitable learning practices and empowering history education. I received my B.A. in art history from Skidmore College and master’s degree in education leadership from Columbia University.
Ultimately, teaching is based on relational accountability. Through trust, support, effort, and follow-through, education can be transformative and liberating.