Painting with Natural Pigments

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO PROCESS, MATERIAL AND HISTORY

This workshop focuses on working with natural pigments, both organic and inorganic. Basis of study will be the pre-historic cave paintings that date back between 10,000 and 40,000 years and related schools of Asian art that exemplify traditional mineral-based pigment painting methods. Artists will largely focus on process of preparing paint out of pigments and natural binders using some of the oldest and archival techniques and learn about their application in making art. Natural pigments have a distinct aura and when mixed with organic binders in varying densities can be used to create ethereal surfaces. We will be working with natural and naturally derived pigments such as calcium carbonate, powdered clay, oxides, various types of ochers, pine soot and more. We will also be learning to work with different qualities of natural paper along with traditional techniques of paper sizing and mounting. Important sites of pre-historic paintings and noted traditional and contemporary works of artists using natural pigments will be elaborated upon. Artists working in any medium are welcome.

Venue  Chicago Art Department, 1926 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608    

Schedule  Nov 17 – 20th 2020, 2-5pm (4 Day, 3 hour)

 Cost $285         Material Cost $75

COVID PRECAUTIONS WILL BE STRICTLY MAINTAINED  

GROUP LIMIT – 5 PARTICIPANTS 

To register, please email kumarmgunjan@gmail.com



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