Botanical Inks: From Blossom to Bottle with Carolyn Sweeney
Location: Portland Studio
Teacher: Carolyn Sweeney
WildCraft is pleased to host Carolyn Sweeney of Strata Ink for a 2-day intensive focused on botanically-derived inks. Day one will be spent in the field, foraging for local plants suitable for making botanical inks. Carolyn will discuss the principles and practices of safe, seasonal and sustainable harvesting. At the end of day one, students will be able to identify a selection of fall plants used in ink-making. Day two will be spent in the studio learning how to extract pigment from local plants. Carolyn will cover various methods of ink making, discussing the lightfastness and longevity, ratios, proportions and recipes. Students will take home a set of botanical inks and swatches of all the colors created by the group.
Day one of the workshop will be held within an hour drive of the Portland Metro Area. Students will be given directions and a packing list prior to the class date. Day two will be held at WildCraft's SE Portland studio.
No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.
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