Upcoming workshop

June 28th:

Plant Paint Workshop @ Yes, Please Bookhouse and Carespace

CRAFT PAINT USING BOTANICAL PIGMENTS EXTRACTED FROM DYE PLANTS. TAKE HOME AN ORGANIC MASTERPIECE OF YOUR OWN.

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.

yes please: a bookhouse and carespace is a physical manifestation of our reverence for black women and gender expansive writers and readers who continue to show us the way forward. yes please provides the physical container for the inherent worth of black women to be seen and felt, for the practice of receiving and giving care, and for holistic regeneration.

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 tickets

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 tickets

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!

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