Zoom Lake Pigments with Natalie Stopka - August 8th : 2:30- 4:30pm EST
Zoom Lake Pigments with Natalie Stopka - August 8th : 2:30- 4:30pm EST
Zoom Lake Pigments with Natalie Stopka - August 8th : 2:30- 4:30pm EST

Lake Pigments with Natalie Stopka - August 8th : 2:30- 4:30pm EST

$60.00

August 8th. 

2:30-4:30pm EST

Lake pigments are made from natural dyes, and are a great way to use every drop of color by converting it to a shelf-stable powder. These pigments can be used for making natural artist’s materials, including paints and pastels. Natalie will share a demonstration of dye extraction and laking, followed by an overview of simple paint binders. Participants following along at home can create their own natural palette with recipes inspired by 14th-18th century artisans.

Please wear clothing that you do not mind staining. All tools must be craft-dedicated, not borrowed from the kitchen.

Materials List:

  • 1-3 natural dye sources such as madder, weld, cochineal, sappanwood, buckthorn, or lac
  • alum or potash alum
  • soda ash 2
  • clear containers measuring 1 quart
  • mesh sieve or funnel
  • coffee filters
  • dye pot
  • baker’s scale
  • litmus paper
  • optional: mortar and pestle, gum arabic or egg recommended vendors: Botanical Colors and Maiwa or The Mazi 

Lake Pigments with Natalie Stopka - August 8th : 2:30- 4:30pm EST

$60.00