Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17
Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17
Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17
Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17
Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17
Zoom Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop  7/10 - 7/17

Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide with Jason Logan - Two Part Online Workshop 7/10 - 7/17

$85.00

Session 1 : 7/10 2pm EST via Zoom

Session 2 : 7/17 2pm EST via Zoom 

 

I am extremely excited to host Jason Logan of the Toronto Ink Company for this Foraging Intensive. 

Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide  

Explore how to gather plants and urban detritus (like rust!) from the surrounding landscape to make beautiful dyes – bright magenta pokeweed, dark black walnut, and rich purple wild grape. In the first session, artist and founder of the Toronto Ink Company Jason Logan will teach you which organic and non-organic materials work best and where to look for them. 

 

In the second session, you’ll mix, test, and transform what you foraged into rich, vibrant inks using simple household ingredients.  

 

This is 2 part course (foraging and making) is designed to work on its own or click into Cara's larger series that looks to explore where natural color can go. You will learn how to forage for color and make it into place-based ink that comes alive on paper. For those already familiar with natural color through dye you will find ways to distill your dye pot into something you dip a pen or brush into. For those already familiar with natural ink you will have an opportunity to hone your skill, share knowledge and find inspiration and play between the disciplines.

This Class is part of a Four Part series called : The Natural Color Summer School. Jason and I are  excited to host a series of classes in July / August that demonstrate (and help to cross-pollinate) the use of natural dyes across mediums. Classes will be held on Thursdays and Sundays, and be taught by international leaders from the world of Natural Color. Classes will range from wood to leather, to even natural color for food. All course events can be purchased individually, and will give you access to a panel hosted by all the teachers at the end of the season.

A note from Jason:

When I first began foraging for urban pigments and making natural inks it was pretty hard to find good advice for making ink and recipes tending to vague, secretive and medieval. After a few years of going with my instincts I met the dyers.

I learned a lot from natural dyers about how to collect and alchemize and intensify natural color. I found a community of artisans who were exploring their local surroundings through historical recipes and shared knowledge.  I found a community happy to share its findings about mushrooms, roots, lichens and leaves and I found that many of the plants I had drawn to or working with had been used in sometimes unbroken tradition by natural dyers for centuries. The dyer's used big pots and were trying to infuse color into cotton, wool and silk. I was trying to get many of the same colors to adhere to paper.