During this workshop we will learn the basic processes for making traditional pigments. We will levigate earth, grind malachite stones, make colors from vegetable sources, and precipitate lakes. Once the colors are made we will use our pigments to make paint and ink.
About the Instructor:
Karen Gorst is consistently ranked as one of the best living illuminators. She has been ranked as one of the top 100 most influential calligraphers of the entire 20th century, and was named the top calligrapher and manuscript illuminator in Louis Vuitton • Moët Hennessy’s “Made in New York.”
She was trained by the best calligraphers and illuminators of our age including Hermann Zapf and Sheila Waters. A past president of the Society of Scribes, NY, she was on the Board of CBA. Her work is in The Brooklyn Children's Museum, The Smithsonian, The Library of Congress (Liljenquist Family Collection), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library and Museum, and NYPL's Judaica Collection.