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JULY 8, 10AM-2PM
spots left

10% of proceeds from this workshop will be donated to environmental justice orgs and mutual aid networks in Rhode Island.

Want to attend but it's not in your budget?
Pay what you can! S
liding scale $0 - $250.
Black and indigenous artists and educators to the front.
Contact Bird to reserve your spot and set your own price. 

What You'll Learn:

  • how to forage earth pigments responsibly

  • ​how to process clay, rocks, and soil into high-quality fine art pigments

  • how to make paint from earth pigments (we'll focus on watercolor but the same skill can be applied to acrylic and oil paint)

  • techniques for painting on raw canvas


All Materials Provided

  • paint brushes, binders and additives, mortar + pestles, palette knives, + sifters for use in class

  • raw canvas and watercolor paper for practice
  • 1 prepared 9"x12" raw canvas to take home with you
  • a tempered glass palettfor use in class

  • glass muller for use in class

If you'd like to take home the tools to continue your practice, you have the option of purchasing them from me at cost before or during the workshop. Add Earth Pigment Tools to your cart and these items will be ready for you in the studio when you arrive and will be yours to take home after class.

Snacks + Drinks

  • a spread of delicious snacks prepared by Bird's mom

  • non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks

  • relaxing music and good vibes

Where We'll Be

  • this workshop is extra special because it will be held at Bird's childhood home at Matunuck Beach

Connection + Community

  • meet like-minded artists, environmentalists, educators, and good people

  • share ideas and plant seeds that will grow (it's a metaphor)

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questions? email

Bird is FANTASTIC teacher! She knows her stuff, but knows how to meet the individual student where they're at. She taught me so much about my own creativity and potential by equipping me with new knowledge, but also helping me tap into the skills I already have. She has the instructional skills of a teacher and the knowledge and craft of an artist. You will walk away from time spent with Bird having learned something meaningful about yourself as an artist and a person, 100%.

Melissa P.

workshops spring + summer 2023
click to learn more + grab your spot

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