A Virtual Workshop with Guest Artist Catherine Stack! 


This is a fun introduction to extracting color from natural sources found in our kitchen! We will see what colors we can pull from spices and food scraps and explore modifiers that may alter the color or consistency of our inks. Students will learn how to safely use these materials and methods in their own home.


Registration closes November 24, 2020 to allow time for students to gather/purchase their materials. With your registration you'll receive the full materials list (with helpful links) to purchase your items, any helpful handouts about the process, as well as a quick 1-page "how-to" on downloading and using the Zoom video app.


PLEASE NOTE: All workshops will be recorded for Pyramid Atlantic's private use to better optimize our programming and share as examples for funders. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.

Natural Inks in the Kitchen; Dec 3; 6-8pm

    • Date & Time: Thursday, December 3, 6-8pm via Zoom (invitation link will be sent to registrants before the event)
    • Instructor: Catherine Stack
      Brooklyn based artist Catherine Stack was born and raised in a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She received her MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Massart), and graduated with a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a focus in printmaking. She has taught Continuing Education courses in printmaking and drawing at Massart. She currently teaches courses in etching at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop where she is also a contract printer for the Printers without a Press program. Her etchings and fiber-based works have been shown throughout the country.
    • Materials: At registration, students will receive the full materials list (with any helpful links) to purchase supplies. The list includes:
      - Food scraps or spices to experiment with (beet root, turmeric, coffee and tea etc.)
      - 2-3 Paint brushes
      - Paper (assorted printmaking, watercolor, handmade or machine made) can be scraps or torn down
      - Brushes
      - Paper towels or old dish rags
      - Salt
      - White vinegar
      - Lemon juice
      - Baking soda
      - Paper towels, old dish towel or rag
      - Optional: soy milk, tablespoon, measuring cup and tray
      - Optional: egg, gum arabic

      Note: Tools (below) for cooking ink should only be used for dyes!
      - Several glass jars, take-out containers or paper cups (to hold ink and water)
      - Old pot or pan to cook down ink
      - Sieve, coffee filter and/or cheesecloth or cotton rag

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HOURS (Starting July 1, 2020):

Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

Friday–Saturday 10am–6pm
Sunday 12pm–5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

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