Painting with Natural Pigments and Soy with Natalie Stopka : September 2nd 6-8pm EST
Painting with Natural Pigments and Soy
September 2, 6:00-8:00pm EST
Working with natural pigments is a wonderful way to connect to your local landscape and the history of art-making. Participants in this virtual workshop will be introduced to the natural colors of mineral earth pigments and botanical lake pigments. We’ll share a demonstration of pigment grinding and paint mixing utilizing a homemade soy binder. Students following along at home can use their paints to create works on paper or fabric in a rich natural palette.
Note: The blender and strainer will be used with food-safe ingredients, and may be borrowed from the kitchen. All other tools must be craft-dedicated. Remember to always wear a mask when grinding dry pigments.
- natural earth pigments or lake pigments such as ochers, umbers, indigo, chalk white, lamp black
- dry soy beans; pre-soak 2 Tbs beans in 2 Cups water the day before class
- natural fiber fabric such as silk, linen, or cotton
- paint palette or jam jars
- paint brushes
recommended vendors: Maiwa and Natural Pigments