Workshop - Intro to Natural Ink Making (Online)
Get ready to spend 2024 in Natural Colour! Join studio co-founders bekky O’Neil and Keith Del Principe during this introduction to making inks from foraged and cultivated plants, fruits and nuts. This introductory course will start with an overview of the history of ink making around the world, traditional practices and contemporary artists working within this eco friendly art medium. We will talk about materials and art supplies and demonstrate several different approaches we use for making inks (and using them for animated films!) In our own art practices.
Week 1 will cover history, materials, and technique. Participants will be asked to make a batch of their own natural ink for homework. During week two we will talk about techniques for mark making and painting with inks, as well as layering them on the page. All participants will be invited to share images of their experiments with the group in a shared online gallery.
2 x 2 Hour Long Online Sessions (Via Zoom) 4 hours total instruction. Plus access to a recording of the video for later review.
March Workshop: Tuesday March 5th & Tuesday March 12th from 6-8pm EST
About the Instructors
bekky O'Neil is a multidisciplinary artist, animator, writer, director & producer. She is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media & Design at OCAD University with a focus on Animated Documentary and Sustainable Agriculture, and holds a BFA in Playwrighting and a second BFA in Film Animation from Concordia University. She is a part time Professor of Media Studies at Loyalist College in Belleville, and a sessional instructor in the Experimental Animation program at OCAD University in Toronto.
Keith Del Principe is a filmmaker and animator. A graduate of Plattsburgh State University of New York, Keith holds a BA in Social Theory, Social Movements & Activism. Keith is also a BFA graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema's Film Animation program in Montreal, Quebec. Keith is currently creating a mixed-media animated short documentary film about gardening. He believes that art has the capacity to impact positive social change.