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Art and Science Workshop: Ochre – Earth Makes Art

May 7 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm PDT

I will be hosting four unique art and science workshops this Spring 2022 for the Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, where I am art and science program coordinator.

The pigment ochre is often cited as the earliest form of human art and symbolism, but there’s more to it: ochre shows how our brains were developing, and that we were using our environment through early chemistry to create paints. It is the bridge between science and art. We will learn the science of ochre pigments and look at our earliest history as artists, including in the Tucson basin, then we will create our own ochre paint from local soil, and paint beautiful images—I’m teaching this one!

ATTENDANCE: Workshop is online via Zoom; by March we may be able to add an in-person option.

TIME: 10 am to noon Arizona time, Saturday, May 7

COST: $45 (with student discounts available)

TO FIND OUT MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP: https://tumamoc.arizona.edu/tumamoc-institute/arts-science-workshops



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