AtelierNL develop tangible everyday products of local materials with which they want to create stronger ties between the earth’s materials and living communities. They offer workshops in which you will learn about the richness of the earth and the value of local raw materials.
- Friends of the Earth
- Artists and painters
- Environmentally conscious individuals
|13:00 - 13:30||Meet and greet, introduction of the workshop and short lecture about Dig Local, Think Global.|
|13:30 - 14:30||Collecting different types of earth in nature with a guide|
|14:30 - 17:00||Preparing and making paint from the earth|
Description of the workshop: Earth Paint. How to make paints directly from the land
Workshop • 4 hours • max. 12 participants • €750.00
For hundreds of years painters have loved the Dutch landscape with its rich colors and luminous skies. With this workshop, you can learn how to make paints directly from the land. The earth comes in many colors. With the right ingredients and techniques, you can transform dirt and clay into usable paints.
What Do You Get
- Skills to make your own paint
- Small paintings with your own paint to take home
- Lecture on Dig Local, Think Global
- Interact with innovative thinkers
- Seeing earth in a whole new way
Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck, founders of AtelierNL, both graduates of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, believe that we have become numb to the power of the substance that lies right beneath our feet. Together with their team they undertook an intensive research process in an effort to reconnect with the pre-industrial essence of Dutch design and connected with local landowners and farmers to sample and collect all manner of clay, and also conceptualized a product range. This established the groundwork for the duo’s design work; over the past 10 years, it has expanded its clay collection across the entire Netherlands to produce conceptual exhibition pieces, affordable crockery, natural pigments, and workshops that reconnect ordinary citizens to the soil.
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