Foraging for Earth Pigments with Scott Sutton
Join us in exploring the mountains, rivers, and creeks around Sandy, OR in search for minerals that can be used as a pigment in making natural paints. The class will focus on where to look, how to collect sustainably, and techniques for processing raw minerals and colored clays for use as pigments in various types of paints. During our time in the landscape, we will also reflect on the types of minerals available in the Northwest, many of which have traditionally been used by indigenous tribes, and how those minerals can still be used by artists today. Interested students can register for Scott’s Mineral Paint Making workshop the next day and learn how to transform raw minerals into usable pigments for painting. (See CRAFT listings for more details)
This is an off-site workshop, meeting near the town of Sandy, OR.
This workshop is open to all adults 16yrs & over, who are prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. Please leave your dogs at home.