Get “Dirt-y” Making Your Own Pigments from Soil!

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Field Portfolio with Sketchbook and Storage Box with Hand Gathered Pigments
Instructor: Sandy Webster
July 11 – 13
10am – 5pm
Students will start by making watercolors from their hand gathered soils. Through hands-on demonstrations we will process our own unique paints using various methods of extracting the color. These will then be ground into beautiful paints to be used on paper and cloth. We will get at least four colors to add to our supplies box. Next a portfolio and renewable sketchbook sheets will be made using book board, decorative papers and Arches 140lb hot press papers stitched with waxed linen thread. Papers, paints, pencils, pens, places for collected objects and eyeglasses …. whatever is needed can be accommodated in these highly individualized portfolios that travel from field to studio. Students will finish with actually using the portfolio/book in the field. (Note: students may also apply these techniques to making tool “cabinets”, jewelry portfolios, travel journals etc, etc.)

Course # 1452325 $385. (materials fee $15.)
(materials list @ registration)
To register, call 360-568-7709

SandyWebsterArtist Sandy Webster is currently working in mixed media. After several years working with basketry as her primary medium she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Western Carolina University and her Master of Fine Arts from Norwich University at Vermont College.
She lives with her husband in western North Carolina. In addition to her studio work, Sandy Webster has written articles and served as a juror of fiber-related exhibitions while teaching and exhibiting internationally.
Sandy Webster’s works have been shown throughout the US and internationally. She has been published in Fiberarts Design Books 1V, V, VI; several Lark Publications as well as Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, and Textile Fibre Forum. Sandy has taught, lectured and juried throughout the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. To see more of her work, visit

earthen-pigmentsSandy’s book-  “Earthen Pigments: Hand-Gathering and Using Natural Colors in Art“, Schiffer Publishing, can be ordered through

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