October is the perfect time for some autumnal foraging for ink! In this three-week series, we'll forage for raw materials and learn about the natural history behind ink and dye making with native plants of New England. We will make usable ink, usable paper, and new friends in this fun, hands-on activity!
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Lindsay Neubeck - Public Programs Coordinator: Metro West
in this 3-part series, we will be foraging for our own ink ingredients and making paper from recycled materials! Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, dress for the weather, wear hiking shoes and don't forget a flashlight! Week 1 we will learn a little bit about where pigment comes from, the history of natural dyes of New England and will be foraging for our ink ingredients (black walnuts and pokeberries,) making our inky witch's brew and preparing our paper.Week 2 we will begin to bottle our ink, prepare some sketches for our final masterpiece on our hand-made paper in week 3! We will also be making our quills. Week 3 is the finale of our Inktober! We will create drawings based on our observations and sketches from week 2 on our handmade ink on our handmade paper!