Learn to use plant-based pigments to create prints on paper using potatoes and turmeric, dye textiles using soy milk and tea, and create a zine using handmade paint. Through each processstudents will gain insight into the properties of plants which people have adapted for art-making throughout history – from pigments and paint binders to textiles and tools. We will experiment with creating patterns using positive and negative space and conceptually engage with materials in each project.
This class is perfect for someone looking to learn alternative art-making processes and experiment with natural and locally sourced materials.
Lianna Zaragoza earned an MFA in Studio Arts from the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and a BFA in Painting from the University of Florida. In her work, natural pigments ground from soil, rocks, and charcoal are transfigured intoephemeral, site-responsive artworks, paintings, and installations. Since receiving her MFA, her work has been exhibited across the DMV region and recently was accepted to the Post-Graduate Residency Program at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.