Inks Made from Nature’s Gentle Colors – Digital Demonstration Class • August 4

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Wednesday, August 4, 1 – 3 pm CDT

Judy Saye-Willis

Join us for something new in this special demo-style introduction to making your own plant-based inks! The instructor will be walking students through a basic ink making process using easily sourced local materials, to familiarize you with the steps involved. The preparation of two different inks will be demonstrated–possibilities include marigold, black walnut, avocados, and onion skins–dependent on natural materials available at the time of class! Whatever it is, these inks are suitable for use with dip pens and brushes on paper. As an added bonus, a pop-can calligraphy pen will also be demonstrated.

Supplies are not required to register for this course. Bring a pen and notepad for taking notes. A handout will be provided to registered students.

What do you need to be prepared for class?

  • Computer or laptop, with a reliable internet connection
  • The Zoom application. You will receive a Zoom link in an automated email after you register (separate from your purchase confirmation email). Please make sure you know how to use Zoom. (Click here to view a video tutorial.)

Instructor Bio:

Judy Saye-Willis is a textile artist from Rice County and has lived in Minnesota all her life. Her current work in teaching, installation, and wearable art is focused on using organic materials and natural dyes from local, foraged, and international sources. Her natural curiosity about the seasonal changes of nature, color, and how things work provides inspiration. Saye-Willis’ work speaks to environmental stewardship, the choices people make that impact the human condition, and the bridges that bind us together.

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This class has a pay-what-you-can price structure, with a minimum price of $10. If you have the capacity, please consider contributing more to sponsor those who need to pay less, and to provide an honorarium to the artist.


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Withdrawal Policy for Digital Workshops

There are no refunds for Digital DEMONSTRATION classes.

Pricing options

$10, $15, $20, $25