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Colorful Ecosophy: Natural Dyes In Context and Practice at ExCollege at Tufts Spring 2021

An integrated overview of natural dyes in context from pre-historic pigments to the contemporary natural dye renaissance. Each week will introduce a different vat (or combination) and a different method of practice in natural dyeing. The historical and cultural relevance of these dyes will be explored as well as some of the chemical compounds and scientific knowledge about how and why dyes bind and create color. Combined with hands-on experience with dyes and material exploration, the student will leave this course with an intricate understanding of natural dye practices.

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Artists Beware! Toxicity in the Studio

“Artists Beware! Toxicity in the Studio” will explore different art materials that create toxic or unhealthy workspaces. These unsafe materials or situations will include paints, binders, fumes, dusts, and residues. We will look at alternatives for many of these materials and consider some more sustainable materials or options. Furthermore, the course will outline how to stay safe if choosing to use toxic materials including proper outfits & gear, ventilation, studio organization and storage. After this hour interactive workshop, the participants will be better aware of their options, the various hazards in the studio and how to prepare correctly.

HSS Day at SMFA @ Tufts 2021

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Ocean Meditations: Drawing Water at BUEI

Taking inspiration from the water and artists who focus on water in their work, in this workshop, we will explore how to draw and represent its form through deep observation and contemplation. This will involve discussions surrounding water forms, what we see when looking at water and why these forms take shape. Through deep observation and contemplation practices, you will be encouraged to sit in meditation and appreciation of water’s structure and consider its impacts and beauty. 

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute

Feb 13, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm

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VIvacious Artmaking: Spring Season At SMFA at Tufts

Let’s let the lift of winter bring some springtime inspiration! Vivacious Artmaking: Spring Season is a seasonal artmaking workshop where we will explore both the colors and moods of New England spring. This will include explorations of available art-making materials, changes in light and atmospheres that might affect a practice, and environmental circumstances. This workshop encourages a direct artistic relationship with the creator’s environment and conditions to empower a holistic circular systems and adaptive approach to art making. By emphasizing environment, we will be bringing awareness to changing environments and adaptive practices for a stronger, healthier and more resilient practice