April 10 & 11, 2021
9:00 am-400 pm
Instructor: Amanda Brazier
no experience necessary
Back by popular demand! This workshop explores ancient ways of creating paint with mineral pigments. Working with local earth can foster within our creative practice a deeper narrative of place and relationship with the land. We will spend the much of the first day outside collecting pigment-rich rocks and clays around Chattanooga and learning about their cultural history. The second day of the workshop will include processing our gathered materials and mixing our pigments with various binders to create oil and watercolor paints. We’ll finish the day documenting and painting with these beautiful, local earth colors.
Materials for students to bring:
– Good shoes for a short hike
– Bags or containers for gathering pigments
– A small hand trowel
– Painting materials (watercolor paper, brushes, mixing trays, pencil, etc.)
– Your own gathered pigments (optional)
Materials provided by the instructor:
– Mortar and pestles
– Paint making tools and supplies
Depending upon how things look in April, 2020 COVID safety meansures may be put in place. Masks will be required to be worn by students, instructor, and staff. The class will be limited to 6 students so that we can be properly distanced from each other. The first day will be held outside gathering pigments.