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Botanical Ink Making 

$45 + $5 materials fee


Write letters, write poems, sketch and doodle and paint with materials your hands have crafted from nature’s abundance! Join Lauren Kemple of Backyard Wildcraft and the Oshala Herb Lab, for a morning of smooshing and simmering plant parts into exquisite colors! We’ll make gorgeous black ink from oak galls (those funny balls that grow on oak trees) and one other color of locally sourced ink.  You’ll also get to try many other colors of handcrafted inks. We’ll experiment with various tools for using your inks, including handmade twig and feather dip pens. Materials will be available to make your own dip pens during class or at home.   You’ll get hands-on learning, handouts, two inks to take home, materials for a pen of your own making, and a journal for taking notes.


 Registration deadline Monday, May 9th. Pre-registration required. More details will be sent several days before the class.  Children 8 and up welcome to participate at half cost (contact Lauren directly to register children). 

This class is immediately following a free farm tour of Oshala Farm, at 3pm. 


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