From Plants to Pigments Workshop
Thursday 5th Oct, 2023 → Thursday 12th Oct, 2023

Western New York Book Arts
468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $75-80
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Thursday, Oct 5th
Thursday, Oct 12th

Learn the magic of extracting color from plants. In this workshop you’ll use chemistry to process plants into raw pigments that can be used to make a variety of art materials, from water colors to printing inks. Students will go home with a freshly made watercolor paint.
***This is a two-part class, and participants MUST attend both dates: Thursdays, October 5th and 12th.

Cost: $80, $75 Members

Things to note:
• Makers of all skill levels are welcome.
• This class is suitable for ages teen+
• All necessary tools to participate are provided.

Any questions about the class please email

Tatiana Ryckman’s pockets are a laundry day’s nightmare – seeds, rocks, bits of plants. This detritus is the first step in creating inks, extracted pigments, and sometimes snacks. Tatiana’s work is playfully misanthropic, using plant-based materials as a soothing reminder that our time here is brief. In addition to her visual work, Tatiana has been a writer in residence at Yaddo and is the author of the novel The Ancestry of Objects and a novella, I Don’t Think of You, Until I Do. She can be found in Buffalo, NY and at

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