Saturday, June 11, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
History of Natural Pigments & Paint Making Workshop
In this workshop participants will learn about historic natural pigments – where they come from and how they occur in nature, as well as their cultural implications and uses dating from the past to the present. Participants will then be taught how to make watercolor paint from scratch using different pigments as well as experiment with pre-made inks and paints. Every participant leaves with the artwork created during the workshop, as well as a premade watercolor pan of your choosing to use for future projects.
Recommended for ages 18 + up
Julia Norton is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and color material researcher. In her practice she works with natural materials, such as ochres and mineral pigments, as well as dyes and inks made from plants. She holds an MFA from SUNY Purchase and an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has exhibited at galleries such as Lyles & King in New York, Albada Jelgersma Gallery in Amsterdam, and Dread Lounge in Los Angeles, California, and has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, The Wassaic Project, Cooper Union, and Mass MoCA. She has worked as a museum and arts educator at the New Museum, Pioneer Works, Swiss Institute, Abrons Art Center, Dia:Beacon, and Harvard Art Museums – the latter of which she conducted natural color material workshops in the Materials Lab – an education space that runs in conjunction with the Forbes Pigment collection.
Event Location and Ticket Information
115 7th Street
Verplanck, New York 10596
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm