Learn how to make your own paints and pigments from locally sourced materials! Earth pigments are accessible wherever we live and travel, connecting us and our art to the landscape around us. What is available for our use in the natural world has its limitations, but it offers us an opportunity to reimagine a creative practice that is embodied and relational with the land.
During our pigment and paintmaking studio, we will get to know some of the local geology that determines the colors we can forage on the landscape, how to find and ethically harvest rocks and soils, as well as how to transform them from crude to fine paint. We will mull pigments in watercolor binder and discuss other natural binders and applications in the arts. At the end of the day, there will be time to play with our paints. Everyone will get to take home a pan of paint from the color of their choice.
All materials are provided.
If you would like to purchase a paintmaking starter kit to take home at the end of class they will be available for $55. Kit includes a sample 7 color pigment pack, watercolor gum binder, mixing tile, palette knife and mini-muller.
ABOUR THE TEACHER:
Hosanna White is a passionate earth artist who works with wild clays, soil pigments, and fire to create elemental pottery in an ancient way.
She is dedicated to learning slow crafts like primitive firing, weaving, and foraging that connect her with the source of her materials and the magic that comes from transforming them for everyday use.
Hosanna lives in the foothills of Western Oregon, a geologically rich landscape that has inspired her studio work, Whitesnake Arts. She blends bio-regional history and land stewardship into her artwork painted with a colorful collection of hand gathered earth pigments.
Wildling Collaborative Arts is an Artists Collective in Eugene OR founded in 2023. We offer a membership ceramics studio which is the only 24/7 ceramics studio in Eugene. We are also home to Viking Textile Makers Space, a textile makers space founded here in Eugene by Mitra Gruwell. We host workshops and classes in our large classroom space as well as offer private studio for local small businesses in Eugene. Mystic Fables Leather runs their leather making business in one of our private rental studios, along with other local Eugene artists. We have recently opened up our gallery space to host the works of local Eugene artists. We are active in the Whitaker community and participate in the Whitaker Last Friday Art Walk. Wildling Collaborative Arts is an accessible and inclusive space.