In this program, you will collect and prepare your own natural pigments. Learn how to make ecological paper in the indigenous town of Chazuta, using fast-growing resources such as the pulp of banana trees, coconut, among others.
The idea of this program is to learn how to develop our craft using materials collected locally.
Visit the indigenous community of Chunchiwi, where you will learn how to make a ceramic bowl from clay collected locally and paint your bowl using earth and plants. Collect earth and stones on the walk back to the studio to transform into pigments using natural or synthetic binders.
Plant pigments in the indigenous town of Wayku in Lamas
I have recently discovered the alchemy of making plant dyes into pigments for painting. Still at the experimental stage but exciting none the less. So this year we are extending our painting program to plant pigments in the Kechwa Lamista communities.
Trip to Chazuta paper making
Get involved in the papermaking process – includes 30 sheets of paper. Chocolate making course, visit chocolate factories, ceramic course and the museum of mythical sculptor Joyce V Barter.
Meet ecological visionary artists
Trina Brammah has been working with the naturally found pigments for over ten years. Trina mostly works with earth and stones, although is now experimenting with plant colors. To be able to transform plant pigments into paint using ancient fine art painting techniques is very exciting. Visit the studio of local plant pigment, visionary painter Geens Archenti
Duration of residency
One month or two weeks
Shared accommodation or small private house available
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
we can We can make acrylic paints if we mix the pigments with a synthetic binder or with linseed oil to make oil paint. We can also make natural binders for paper – watercolor paints with gum arabic or egg tempera.
Studio / Workspace
Fees and support
One month $750USD All activities and two day trip to Chazuta – full papermaking including 30 sheets of paper and ceramics course flute making | One month Program cheaper option $640USD -All activities and one day in Chazuta and paper making demonstration.
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