Wednesday, August 17th:
Wild-crafted Charcoal Artist Sticks with Vermont based artist, author, educator Nick Neddo.
Learn how to make nearly any woody twig or stick into drawing charcoal sticks! We will be gathering, processing and firing various species of tree and vine for use as high quality artist media for drawing. Participants go home with their own wildcrafted charcoal sticks. After this workshop you will know how to make your own artist charcoal at home!
Space is limited, all ages welcome. Very young children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sliding scale: $25-60. Materials included.
To sign up, contact Amber Lewis at (207) 589-4093 or
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.