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CANCELLED - Plants to Paint: Plant-Based Watercolors

March 23, 2024 Midnight to March 24, 2024 Midnight

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Unfortunately we will have to cancel this class, but please look for another class with Maggie Pate on June 29!



Whether you are an artist already wishing to create color more sustainably or a natural dyer looking to find another use for your exhausted dye, this class, on Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will make you see plants and paintings in a whole new light. Led by Maggie Pate, students will create insoluble pigment on the first day and then transform that into watercolor paints through a blending method. Students will also be given access to Maggie’s E-course on the subject.

Maggie Pate is the designer and purveyor of Nåde. She began her career in fashion modeling internationally, then retired to work for a label in New York City. Her work in textiles is a cross-section that explores the synthesis of textures, repetition and geometry. It forms a poetic visual language that ignites the potential of figurative rhythm — a visual synesthesia where shapes, colors and mood transform into a kaleidoscopic canvas. The last few years, her focus has shifted to cultivating a 100 percent sustainable and eco-friendly studio by capturing color with predominantly food waste collected from local restaurants and farms. 

(cost of materials per student $85 in addition to the registration fee)



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