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Creating Paint Pigments from Natural Materials

Learn the science and history of creating your own pigments from natural materials! Participants will learn 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. This is a great workshop for those wanting to dive deeper into the science of color and creating their own materials to use in their own art practice. This foundational course is open to all ages and levels of experience.

This is one of the courses that falls under the study of Artechnē ,the study of art technology and materials. This class, as well as Intro to Botanical Drawings, are foundational courses: ‘how to make’ artist materials of various natural color mediums for painting and drawing, including their relationships with tools, binders and surfaces. This practice funnels creativity and learning knowledge simultaneously, and is the foundation for many professions from field work of 3D living and still objects of art, craft, design, the sciences, to technology.

Members receive 10% off!

  • Tuition: $365
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Eva-Maria Spampinato
  • 5 Classes
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 — April 3, 2024
  • 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.