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From Earth to Art: Making Art Supplies from Natural Materials Workshop with Ane Carla Rovetta


October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Laguna Environmental Center
900 Sanford Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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Soils, soot, milk and sap – for thousands of years humans made nontoxic art from what was at hand. During this day of grinding, mixing, and experimenting, Ane Carla will share the historic recipes she has been researching and using for the past 20 years. Students will make four unusual natural paints. We will also try using soils chalks, historic inks, and baked charcoals that Ane Carla made.

Join us for this intimate, fun, and memorable hands-on workshop in light-filled, comfortable Heron Hall. You’ll be surrounded by gorgeous views of nature and the peace and quiet of the Laguna Environmental Center during a time that is closed to the public. Most workshop supplies will be provided, as well as hot drinks and light snacks.

Ane Carla Rovetta is a local science illustrator, storyteller-extraordinaire, and uses native plants and historic recipes to create art. Trained as a Zoologist, she was a field researcher for 12 years and gained unique insights into California’s unusual flora and fauna. Ane Carla combines art and science in stories, paintings, and handmade art materials. An illustrator since 1978, she has illustrated 7 books and countless scientific articles and periodicals. Her art studio is a funky chicken coop, outside all city limits! Ane Carla’s extraordinary talents were honored in 2015 with the Terwilliger Environmental Award.

For more information, visit www.lagunafoundation.org
Or contact Anita Smith, Public Education Manager, Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
(707) 527-9277 x 110, anita@lagunafoundation.org