Workshops

Creating Inks with Natural Dyes with Marjorie Morgan

Marjorie Morgan
Tuesday-Saturday, August 18-22, 2020, 10-5  
$625 non-members  $560 members
$25 materials fee covers plates, ink, paper

This one week intensive workshop will introduce students to the exciting field of making natural ink. This creative learning experience combines artistry with science and environmentalism as we discover how different natural items transform from living matter into rich pigment.
 
Students will learn how to make their own, unique inks from foraged, natural items and then use these inks in a monotype process. First, we will head into the woods and back lots of the neighborhood as we forage for natural materials. Then, students will learn how to transform what they’ve found into colorful inks. Other previously foraged items will be provided to give students a full range of techniques and colors. Finally, we will explore using the inks in a variety of ways as we generate unique plates and print them to create vivid, original monotypes.
 
All levels of printmaking students are welcome.  
 
Students will be instructed to bring their own brush set (Princeton Real Value Brush set… #9172 or similar), jars (8 4oz glass jars with lids), foraging bag (reusable shopping bag or backpack) and gloves.
 
This workshop is presented as part of Zea Mays’ “Green to the Extreme” series in which we are focusing on ways to make art that recycles and up-cycles materials.
 

$625 + $25 materials fee ‐Non‐Members

$560 + $25 materials fee ‐Members