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This workshop is together with University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. You will learn how to create different shades from ordinary spices and tea such as turmeric, saffron, and black tea and start painting with them.This is an introduction to getting to know the world of natural colors, pay more attention to your environment and nature around you, and find meditation and relaxation through the process of creating your own colors and paint from accessible materials in your kitchen.No artistic background is needed! Though our joyful and playful process, everyone will be ready to open up their creative self.You can follow the process through the workshop or do it after by watching the recording provided. A materials list will be provided upon registration.

 Introduction to Painting with Turmeric, Tea & 

Saffron

Date:

Sept 26th , 2020

Time:

10 to 12:30 PST time

 Hosted on Zoom

This is a

Workshop together with the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley 

Registration Closed

This is an online, Zoom workshop.

Painting with natural inks has its own rules and techniques. Which is different from synthetic colors lessons. 

In this workshop we create simple inks from Hibiscus, Turmeric, Saffron and Safflower, try different modifiers and binders to change the flow and texture of the colors.

In the second part we learn different painting techniques with these inks and paint on paper.

After the workshop, you will receive the homework list together with recording, references, samples.

In the follow up session which will be the day after the workshop, we will go over works and questions.

The  dried plants, spices, mordants, and binders needed for this workshop will be mailed if you don't have them. Check Starter Kit.

Please Note: This is not a repeat of the previous workshops "Painting with Tea, Saffron and Beyond" or "Introduction to Painting with Turmeric". If you passed those workshops this will be the continuation and if not, I will review the process quickly and move to the using binders and painting techniques and you can easily follow the process.

 Flow, Glow, and Texture in Painting with Natural Colors

Date:

July 22th , 2020

Time:

12:00 - 2:00 PM EST time

 Hosted on Zoom

Registration Closed

This is a free workshop to introduce how to paint with Turmeric. 

After explaining about this plant I show a simplified process to get shades and paint with it.

Items needed: Turmeric, hot water, hair dryer, backing soda, lemon Juice, watercolor paper (140 lbs or higher), water color brushes, glass cups.

 

Optional items: Pestle and Mortar, sugar cube, coffee filters

An Introduction to Painting with Turmeric

Date:

May 7th , 2020

Time:

5 to 6:30 

 Hosted on Zoom

This is a

Free Online Workshop

Registration Closed

Time: 10:30  pm to 4:00 pm

Address:

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

 

Painting with Tea, Saffron, and Beyond

25 January 2020
​Washington DC Botanic Garden

Time: 10 pm to 2:00 pm

Address:

1840 Olney Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043

 

Painting with Tea, Saffron, and Logwood
20 Oct 2019

Falls Church, Olney Park VA

Two Sessions:

10:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Address: US Botanical Garden

100 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20001

Fee: Free

Sold Out

Painting with Tea, Saffron, and more

March 29, 2019

US Botanical Garden

Time: 12 pm to 2:00 pm

Address: 46175 Westlake drive, Ste 110,

Potomac Falls VA 

 

Painting with Tea, Saffron, and Logwood
12 Sep, 2018

Potomac Falls VA

© 2019 by Saya Behnam
 

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