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This workshop is a unique artistic experience delving into the history of humans’ connection with the land. Participants will go beyond conventional painting techniques to craft their own paints by mixing earth pigments and binders. We will explore the subtle alchemy of blending natural elements to create a rich and resourceful palette. This process requires some precision including basic elements of chemistry, making it a captivating endeavor for those curious about the scientific aspect of artistry. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the natural world, our talented artist in residence, Kyle Epps, will lead you in uncovering the secrets of earth pigments and the artistry that emerges from our connection to the land. Prepare to be inspired, to create and to connect with the Earth in a whole new way. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or starting your creative journey, this workshop promises to be a memorable experience merging art, science and nature. Come discover the beauty that arises from the Earth itself and let your artistic spirit flourish.

Fees: Member $52, Non-Member $62

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x320 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $52

Register Non-Member $62

Saturday, August 17, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Details

Students will need to bring 3 containers with lids between 2-4 oz. each (glass preferred) and a face mask to protect you from dust. All other materials will be provided.

About the Instructor

As a Richmond native, dedicated land steward and passionate cultural advocate, Kyle Epps brings a wealth of knowledge to their paint making classes. A proud graduate of VCU, they have remained a lifelong student of art, history and science. Their impressive journey spans from published scholar to award-winning artist, with features in a range publications. Now, married with children, the artist seamlessly blends their diverse interests to inspire and foster greater harmony amongst people and their surroundings. Kyle is currently the artist in residence at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. See some of Kyle’s work on their website: kylemepps.com.