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Workshops

10am – 12pm

Introduction into water-based inks. We’ll discuss foraging and cultivation of colors, and processing hues for best results. Then we’ll try out a range of hues with brush and paper. Calligraphers are welcome to bring their pens. Walnut, indigo, mushroom, and buckthorn berry are among the colors we’ll sample. No experience necessary. Age 12+ w/adult. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Cost: $45/members, $50/non-members.

julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

1/6/19 Wild Ink at A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland

1/6/19 Wild Ink at A Verb For Keeping Warm in Oakland

Forage for your palette of artist inks! In this class we'll discuss seasonal colors, ease of use and longevity. we will also compare extraction methods and outcomes between water based and shellac based inks.

Everyone will get 3 bottles of ink to take home. Hues we'll explore will come from Lichen, Mushrooms, Walnuts/Galls, Eucalyptus Bark and a few other surprises.

Brushes, paper, ink bottles and colors are provided with the material fee. If you have a favorite brush or sketchbook, bring it along.

An apron or smock will come in handy to keep your clothes clean.

Class Size: 12 students max.

Dates: Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost: $175 + $20 material fee payable by Cash or Check to Judi Pettite

Bio: Judi Pettite, MA, MFA is a visual artist with an extensive background in painting, drawing and printmaking. She started BioHue, in 2007 to research and develop effective and sustainable artist materials. Pettite teaches a range of natural pigment based classes throughout the bay area as well as studio art and art history at Berkeley City College and Los Medanos College.

Cancellation policy: Please note, for this special event, you must cancel 7 days before the start date of your class in order to receive a full refund. We cannot honor any refunds within 7 days of the class start date unless we are able to fill the class from the waiting list.

1/12/19 Wild Ink: Color in Your Backyard

1/12/19 Wild Ink: Color in Your Backyard

An introduction into water-based inks. We will discuss foraging and cultivation of colors, and processing hues for best results. Then we’ll try out a range of hues with brush and paper. Calligraphers are welcome to bring their pens. Walnut, indigo, mushroom, and buckthorn berry are among the colors we’ll sample. Your instructor Judi Pettite is an artist, lecturer, and gardener specializing in artist colors made from local sources.

Saturday, January 12th 10am – 12pm

No experience necessary. Age 12+ w/adult. Contact ARC to sign up and for meeting location (Coloma area).

Cost: $45/members, $50/non-members.

julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

1/20/19 Block Printing at SOMA Camp, Occidental, CA

1/20/19 Block Printing at SOMA Camp, Occidental, CA

Yearly camp hosted by Sonoma County Mycological Society at Camp Meeker.

Class Description: Make and take block prints on paper using mushroom and lichen printing ink. This workshop will focus on printmaking techniques for artwork on paper, though the blocks can be used on cloth. Each participant will leave with an edition of prints. 9-11:50 am.

Registration Required.Class limit: 8 The camp takes place over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. For sign ups and other information use this link: http://www.somamushrooms.org/camp/

3/24/19 Watercolor Make and Take in Oakland at AVFKW

3/24/19 Watercolor Make and Take in Oakland at AVFKW

Learn how to create pigments through dyes (lake making) and earth pigments. Using mullers, we will grind the pigments implementing best practices for storage and use of these unique paints. Saturday, March 24th. 11:30-3:30. $175 + 20. materials fee. Fee covers all supplies including 6 watercolor pans of make and take colors.

More details soon. see AVFKW site or phone for more details.

510.595.8372 - info@averbforkeepingwarm.com

3/30/19  Natural Color for Artists. UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.

3/30/19 Natural Color for Artists. UC Berkeley Botanical Garden.

Join me for an afternoon of play with natural colors and their uses as an art medium. Details soon, also check with UC Botanical Garden for more details.

https://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/public-programs/programs

6/8/19 Watercolor: Make and Take at the Tilden Botanical Park, Berkeley, CA

6/8/19 Watercolor: Make and Take at the Tilden Botanical Park, Berkeley, CA

Saturday, June 8th. Make and take your own pan watercolors in the beauty of the Botanical Garden at Tilden.

More details to come.

http://www.nativeplants.org/events-and-classes/classes-field-trips-workshops/

$130 members / $135 nonmembers plus the $20 lab fee

9/21/19 Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, Santa Rosa, CA

9/21/19 Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, Santa Rosa, CA

Local Ink: Discovery, Process and Play. More details to come.

655 Willowside Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. 707.575-7194.