In this four-hour workshop, place-based artist Kayla Powers (CAA Fiber ‘23) will teach the process of making watercolor paints with locally grown and foraged plants.
Participants will learn every step of the process beginning with sustainable foraging and extracting color from dye plants to creating pigment and making paint.
Everyone will leave with a set of six paints, many samples, and recipes/instructions for all of the steps. This workshop is suitable for all experience levels and for anyone aged 15 and up. All materials will be provided.
Beverages and light snacks will be provided, workshop participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch to the class.
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Kayla Powers (b. 1988) is a place-based fiber artist living and working in the North End of Detroit, Michigan.
As a self-taught artist and passionate environmentalist, Kayla makes ecologically focused fiber art with and about the living world. Through the traditional practices of foraging, dyeing, weaving, quilting, and stitching, she explores the common threads of our shared humanity. The materials she works with – cotton, linen, wool, copper – come from the earth and ground her practice in time and place. The colors change with the season as she dyes fabric and yarn with plants. Her work comes from a place of intuition, curiosity, connection, reverence, and ancestral knowledge, expressed by hand.