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Art and the Landscape: Colors of the NorCal Fibershed with Judi Pettite
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$150
Exploring regional plants in season to make inks, lake pigments and paints for your art practice
Join Judi Pettite onsite at the Fibershed Learning Center in Point Reyes Station to explore regional plants in season, their efficacy as an art medium, and choosing the right pigments for your practice.
Judi will demonstrate how to use the plants and flowers collected during the class to make inks and lake pigments, as well as the process of making watercolor paints with lake pigments. Everyone will have a chance to participate in the process and sample the colors. Anything that is left over students can take with them.
The emphasis will be on water-based hues with some discussion on the use of oil and wax. Judi will also share a gesso recipe for use on most substrates.
Enroll here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/324488783687
A tour of the Fibershed garden will be followed by instruction in the Learning Center studio.
Bring a sketchbook, pencil, and apron. Some paper and brushes will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite paper or brushes with you.
Students should bring their own lunch, snacks, and beverages (water bottle/travel mug). Lunch is not provided. Since there will be time outdoors gathering plant materials, be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Judi Pettite started the BioHue project in 2006 to create plant-based pigments for use in her art practice. The project moved her beyond the studio and into the outdoors she loves. Through her workshops and products, Judi hopes to support and develop an interest in sustainable colors for artists.
Fibershed Scholarship Program
Fibershed is offering two scholarships to most workshops; one scholarship if it’s a small class. If you would not otherwise be able to attend, and would like to be considered as a scholarship recipient, please answer a few brief questions on this Google Form. Responses will be reviewed by Learning Center staff and kept strictly confidential.