Thursday August 18th:
Wild-Crafted Art with Vermont based artist, author, educator Nick Neddo.
Paints and Paintbrushes
Learn to make paint from stones! We will hunt and gather rocks from the landscape and grind them into powder. From there we process and refine the rock powder into a fine pigment and transform it into paint! We will also approach the art of making paintbrushes from a variety of angles, using a wide variety of natural materials found on the living landscape.
Space is limited. All ages welcome. Very young children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sliding scale: $25-60. Materials included.
About the Instructor:
Nick Neddo is a sixth generation Vermonter who has been making art since he could first pick up a crayon. He grew up exploring the wetlands, forests and fields of his bioregion and developed a profound curiosity, respect and love for the community of life around him.
As a youth Nick identified primary focuses that would become life-long pursuits: study of the natural world, Stone Age technology (popularly known as primitive skills) and creating art. Trusting the inherent value of these skills, he continues to embrace their pursuit with a ravenous appetite fueled by a genuine love of the living world and the creative process. He has traveled the country extensively, visiting the last great wildernesses, seeking traditional skills and experiencing the landscape’s majesty, which are common themes in his work.