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Event Series Event Series: Primitive Skills: Hide Tanning

Primitive Skills: Wild Paints and Inks

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


DAY 1: PAINTS – Come and learn how to make beautiful paints from what you can forage in nature and find in your neighborhood. Using materials from the earth, trees, plants, and water, make colorful natural paints that our ancestors would have used, including watercolors, tempera, and glair. The day will be hands-on and practical but you’ll also learn about the traditional uses of all the paints you make.

DAY 2: INKS – Learn to make oak gall and iron gall ink, the traditional ink of the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, and almost all European illuminated manuscripts. Learn a foraged, simple technique as well as a studio method, both making beautiful black inks. You will also make quill pens and brushes from goose or turkey feathers. Go home with inks, pens, brushes, and the knowledge of how to brew up simple colorful inks and long-lasting tannin-based inks at home.

$275 Members/ $300 Non-Members.

Get details and register: https://www.schielemuseum.org/schiele-news/primitive-skills-workshop/


The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, 28054 United States
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