Upcoming workshop

JULY 12th:

Plant Paint Alchemy @ Iwilla Remedy Apothecary

EXPERIENCE PAINT-MAKING: LEARN TO EXTRACT PIGMENTS, GRIND, MIX, AND CREATE YOUR OWN! TAKE HOME YOUR MASTERPIECE AND LEARN TO FORAGE PIGMENTS.

🌿 Introduction to Paint-Making Supplies: Learn about the essential tools and materials needed to create your own vibrant paints from natural sources.🎨 Extracting Lake Pigments: Discover the art of extracting rich pigments from dye baths, and unleash your creativity with a palette inspired by nature’s hues. 🖌️ Mulling Your Paint: Dive into the hands-on experience of grinding and mixing your personalized paint blend, unlocking endless artistic possibilities.🏠 Take Home Your Creation: Walk away with a small aluminum tube of paint that you’ve crafted yourself, ready to adorn your artistic endeavors.

After the event, Riyah will send you an educational slideshow on how to extract pigments from plants at home, using flora foraged right here in Atlanta this summer. 🌻📸

me, riyah niko, holding a glass jar of linseed oil for paint mulling

Nature’s Palette Workshop for REMERGE’s Sweet Auburn Artist Residency — Filmed & Photographed by John Stephens (@jas_photo)

Past workshops

april 20th: nature’s palette @ REMERGE

COME JOIN ME FOR A PAINT-MAKING WORKSHOP THAT I’LL BE LEADING AS THE SWEET AUBURN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE. I’LL BE DRAWING ON MY EXPERIENCE AS BOTH A PAINTER AND HORTICULTURAL EDUCATOR TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF EXTRACTING PIGMENTS FROM PLANTS AND TURNING THEM INTO PAINT. TOGETHER, WE’LL CREATE A COLLABORATIVE PAINTING THAT CELEBRATES THE VIBRANT HISTORY AND CULTURE OF SWEET AUBURN, INCORPORATING FIGURES, MEMORIES, AND COLORS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. DON’T WORRY ABOUT BRINGING ANY MATERIALS — EVERYTHING YOU NEED WILL BE PROVIDED. AND TO KEEP OUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING, WE’LL ALSO HAVE A LIGHT LUNCH AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE.

april 21st: ecopainting @ NOURISH BOTANICA

THIS ECO-PAINTING WORKSHOP AT NOURISH BOTANICA IS ONE IN A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS ENTITLED: NATURE’S PALETTE. NATURE’S PALETTE IS A PAINT-MAKING PROJECT THAT ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO EXPLORE ATLANTA’S HISTORY AND THE NATIVE FLORA THAT SUSTAINS OUR ECOSYSTEMS. SARIYAH NIKO BENOIT, ALSO KNOWN AS RIYAH NIKO, IS A SWEET AUBURN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT REMERGE, AND HOSTS ART WORKSHOPS IN WHICH COMMUNITY MEMBERS LEARN HOW TO EXTRACT PIGMENTS FROM PLANTS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION OF A COLLABORATIVE PAINTING. THIS TICKET INCLUDES INFORMATION ON HOW TO EXTRACT BOTANICAL PIGMENTS AT HOME, HANDS-ON ACTIVITY, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE HOME YOUR PAINTED CANVAS!

JUNE 28TH: PLANT PAINT WORKSHOP @ YES, PLEASE BOOKHOUSE AND CARESPACE

accessibility note: This event will be held in the backyard at yes please bookhouse. The pathway to the backyard is flat and unpatched grass. The inside of yes please will be open to shop and explore. Masks are required in the bookhouse. yes please is located in a house style building that is in transition towards wheelchair accessibility and for that reason. there is not an ADA accessible bathroom in the home. The entryway to the building includes a ramp.

parking note: park your car on Decatur Ave, Kentucky St, Frances St, Hempstead St, and Exchange Ave. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING YOUR VEHICLE: Do not block driveways and cars parked on Decatur Ave should be parked on the same side of the street as yes please. Parking is free all around the property. Please be considerate of our neighbors, this is a primarily residential mixed use neighborhood and where you park is crucial to making our neighbors happy and yes please hosting future events of this size for the community. If taking the Marta – you can take bus 117 from Avondale Station and walk 3 minutes. Path is a paved road – there are no sidewalks.

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