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 May 25, 2021 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; Jun 3; 6-8pm

    • Date & Time: Thursday, June 3, 6-8pm EST 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:
      - Any food scraps or spices you would like to experiment with. Think of things that easily stain, beet root, turmeric, coffee and tea are great materials to start with!
      - Paint brushes, at least 2 or 3
      - Paper: assorted printmaking, watercolor, handmade or machine-made
      - White vinegar
      - Lemon juice
      - Baking soda
      - Salt
      - Paper towels, old dish towel or rag
      - (optional) Soy milk, tablespoon, measuring cup and tray
      - (optional) Gum Arabic, cloves or thyme oil
      - Several glass jars, take-out containers or paper cups (to hold ink and water)
      - Sieve, coffee filter and/or cheesecloth or cotton rag
      - Old pot or pan to cook down the ink

      Note - Some plant materials might be toxic when heated so it’s best to have a designated pot for extracting dyes, aluminum is the best option.

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Wednesday–Thursday 10am–8pm

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

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