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Artechnē: The Art and Technology of Paints

Artechnē is a foundational course: ‘how to make’ artist materials of various natural color mediums for painting and drawing, including their relationships with tools, binders and surfaces. The course will teach you how to extract color from mineral and botanical based materials gained by the foundations of learning through observational and experimental studies from sensory knowledge and time. The beauty of this foundational course is open to all ages and levels of experience as it will open a gateway of knowledge one can venture further into other mediums, materiality, sourcing and meaningful practices in your artwork and everyday lives.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $335
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Eva-Maria Spampinato
  • 5 Classes
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 — April 12, 2023
  • 6:00PM — 9:00PM
  • $60 Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Eva-Maria Spampinato is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar investigating art and design through the modes of craft, alchemy and the natural world. She utilizes her expertise of early modern artisan and craft material technology as a methodology and means of experimentation for her creative practice. An alumni of the Royal College of Art/Victoria and Albert Museum, postgrad Design History program, her unique dissertation is the first in the program to apply practice-based research by experimenting with an 18th century English artisan cobalt glass recipe. Her education extends in Art History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, trained at the Florence Academy of Art in Sweden and worked as an art conservation assistant in Italy and California with paintings and paper artworks.