Making Eggshell White Pigment

February 8

Making Eggshell White Pigment

$25.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $25

Eggshell White is a beautiful, opaque warm white for water-based media including watercolors and gouache, as well as painting grounds and pastels. Chicken eggs are an age-old source of the pigment, recognized today as calcium carbonate. Join Natalie Stopka in a live online demonstration of pigment processing, during which we’ll discuss how the artisans of centuries past took advantage of the limestone cycle to develop studio materials. Together we’ll observe how the physical, optical, and metaphorical properties of Eggshell White make it a wonderful addition to the artist’s natural palette. Q+A will follow Natalie’s presentation.

This demonstration will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Natalie Stopka

Natalie Stopka is an interdisciplinary artist and educator focused on the material history of color and sustainable studio practice. Utilizing natural dyes and handmade pigments, she captures material and elemental interactions in her collaborative, experimental art practice. Raised on the south coast of Massachusetts, she earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Her studio and dye garden are in Yonkers, New York.

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