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Nature Crafted Inks and Watercolor Paints: A Local Color Palette

This workshop has been postponed
New date forthcoming

Nature Crafted Inks and Watercolor Paints: A Local Color Palette

Led by Melody Overstreet

Ink and watercolor paint-making will be merged into one comprehensive workshop on local color palettes. Learn about the origins of color, work with select rock and plant samples, and take a local walk to learn about different species that lend themselves to exquisite color. Each participant will learn hands-on paint grinding techniques, will take home a sample card of local colors, and an instructional pamphlet on how to reproduce the process.

Melody Overstreet is an Iranian-American artist, poet, and educator. She has exhibited her work locally as well as internationally, with her most recent series landing at the Rui Cunha Foundation in collaboration with the Yun Yi Arts and Cultural Communications Association in Macau, China. She currently lives in Santa Cruz, California where she teaches Book Arts at Kirby School, and offers nature-craft centered workshops through UCSC's Arboretum, Cabrillo College Extension, and The Santa Cruz Natural History Museum. Her educational approach emphasizes the importance of connection to our origins through place, community, and seeds.

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