Natalie Stopka

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Natalie Stopka focuses on natural materials and historical techniques to create abstract, organic drawings and prints. These meticulous, layered images incorporate plant dyes that are foraged, bartered, or grown in her studio garden. The plants provide a seasonally evolving vocabulary of texture and color rooted in the entangled forces of the natural world. Natalie’s studio is in Yonkers, New York. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and current MFA candidate in the Nomad program for Interdisciplinary Art and Regenerative Culture.


Exploring Historical Plant Pigments

This weekend course delves into the rich colors of historical lake pigments: beautiful pre-industrial colors manufactured from natural plant dyes and minerals. Taking inspiration from 14-18th century European recipes, you […]

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Painting with Natural Pigments and Soy

Wednesday, March 9 ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST Wednesday, March 16 ~ 6:00pm to 7:00pm EST Working with natural pigments is a wonderful way to connect to your local landscape […]

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Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

Wednesday, April 20 ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST Wednesday, April 27 ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST Japanese marbling is a form of printmaking that dates to the 12th century. Participants […]

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Eggshell White: Kitchen Waste to Watercolor

Wednesday, February 23 ~ 7:00 to 8:00pm EST Start saving your eggshells! Chicken eggs are an age-old alchemical source of calcium carbonate, also known as eggshell white. The pigment is […]

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Brick Red: Urban Pigment Pastels

Thursday April 7 ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm Brick fragments and broken terracotta pots salvaged from the rubbish heap are a great source of vibrant, opaque pigment. With a bit of elbow grease, […]

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Vine Black: Foraged Charcoal Sticks

Wednesday, March 30 ~ 7:00pm-8:00pm Charcoal is an age-old source of fine black pigment with good hiding powder, made from carbonized wood. The charcoal burner is a character found in […]

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