Limit: 15 Students
Participants learn the basics of making traditional linseed oil-based, milk (or casein)-based, & distemper (animal glue) paints. Pigments are ground by hand both on a muller & slab & in antique paint mills. Rudimentary pigment making is demonstrated. Illustrated lectures on the history of pigments & paint varieties & techniques precede each working session. Participants should wear clothing that can get dirty or bring coveralls, smocks, or aprons. All participants are required to bring HEPA- and VOC- (volatile organic compound) filtering respirators as we will be working with some solvents & pigments that are known to be hazardous. All work with hazardous materials is carried out in a thoroughly informed & careful manner.
Christian Goodwillie & Erika Sanchez Goodwillie. Involved in the making & installation of traditional paints at Shaker sites, private homes, Metropolitan Museum of Art, & other venues.