What materials you will need -

In all of my classes, I try to make sure that you can use simple materials that don't cost a fortune. In this workshop, especially, you can use natural materials that you find for yourself. Here is the list of things that you will need. Feel free to experiment and substitute.


A collection of found objects from nature walks – feathers, shells, sticks, bee wings, rusty bits, torn fabric scraps, discarded wrappers, yarn and fur, anything that comes “accidentally on-purpose” and catches the eye.

A 6x6x2” stretched canvas

A 10x10X2” birch cradle board (we will use the reverse side - optional)

Acrylic paints and brushes (1 warm color, 1 cool color 1 neutral – example – orange, green gray)

Spray Walnut Ink from Tsukineko (see Resources)

Darning needle and dental floss or waxed linen

Air-dry paper clay

E6000 adhesive and/or hot glue

A small easel (optional)

Paper scraps of various textures, such as sandpaper.

Assorted finishes as needed and as available – shoe polish, Pearl-X, Book Foil, Rub and Buff, chalk paint, pan pastels, anything leftover and experimental



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