A hands-on workshop where we’ll make and use paint from soil!
Prehistoric humans made their paint from rocks and soil. We are still making art with these rich colors today. In this workshop, we will make pigments from soils gathered in the Cheltenham watershed and try our hand at painting with soil watercolors! Artworks created during the workshop will be incorporated into Mapping Our Watershed, a mixed-media piece by local artist Rebecca Schultz inspired by the watershed in Cheltenham Township.
Please join us in July for more workshops about watershed ecology and art!
Mapping Our Watershed is a participatory art and community science project led by Rebecca Schultz in collaboration with TTF, and Cheltenham Arts Center that aims to connect residents with the complex ecology of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. Mapping is about creating a visual representation of a place; it is also a process of documenting the relationships and experiences of that place. Local residents will map their experience of the watershed by learning about its interdependent elements and translating their impressions of those elements into art.