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January 2021

Making a Lake Pigment: the alchemy of solid pigments from natural dyes with Judi Pettite

January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$75

A pigment is water insoluble and can be used for water and oil based paints. Making a dry pigment from a natural dye is a very old tradition that connected the guilds—dyers and painters and craftspeople in search of concentrated lightfast hues that were portable, storage friendly colors. In this 3-hour class, we will discuss the difference between dyes, extracts and lakes and their uses. We will also cover the process of making a lake pigment step by step. Three…

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Paint and Natural Pigments with Judi Pettite

January 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$75

Making a paint from natural pigments is pretty simple once you know the basics. In this 3-hour class, we’ll go over the components that make up a paint and how to choose the best materials for your needs. Water-based and oil-based binders will be examined and demonstrated as well as methods for preservation and storage. You can follow along with your own supplies or opt to observe and take notes as we move through the process. Four binders will be…

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February 2021

Wild Inks from Natural Pigments with Judi Pettite

February 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$75

Whether you forage or cultivate your palette, this course is designed to help you create artist inks for your practice. In this 3-hour class we'll discuss seasonal and regional colors, ease of use and longevity. Our focus will be on water-based inks and the ingredients (vehicle) that help the color flow and retain their vibrancy. We’ll be using paper as our substrate, though cloth can also be used. (There will be a separate in depth class on hand painting with…

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Direct Application Design: hand painting with natural pigments on fabric with Judi Pettite

February 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
$75

Direct application of color is a satisfying way to change the appearance of your fabric. The focus of this class will be on hand painted work and the best way to preserve your designs whether they are destined to be worn or displayed on a wall. Participants will be invited to submit questions. There will be 30-minute break midway through the webinar, and the webinar ends at 1:30 pm. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vB-eDvCLTpabLTHqEGr3iw This webinar is part of a series that…

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