Wildcraft is a two week webinar for artists interested in harvesting materials from the wild. The program will offer daily video lectures and chats with nine experienced foragers about their techniques for collecting and processing materials from nature. We will also hear from the seven artists in the class about their art practices. Built in to the 2 – 2.5 hours of daily programming are discussions, demonstrations, recommended assignments and show and tell. Participants are invited to also have short daily one-on-one meetings with our director and the other residents in the group.
Artist talk: We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.
Make Ink – How to make ink from wild plants and urban detritus
Mineral Pigments – How to extract pigments from minerals
Medicinal Plants – Foraging for wild remedies
Wild Fermentation – Making sodas, beer and wine from wild foraged ingredients using wild yeasts
Mushroom Hunting- Collecting mushrooms for food and color
Foraged Feast- How to identify edible plants and mushrooms
Urban Foraging- How to find food in the city
Wild Materials in Art- Talk on Contemporary art history, opportunities and resources
Roadkill Taxidermy and Bone Collecting demonstration
Duration of residency
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
all disciplines are invited to apply
Fees and support
Expectations towards the artist
Residents are invited to give a 15 minute artist talk to introduce themselves to the group
Send the following material to ArtLovesScience@gmail.com1. Artist CV2. Artist statement (about 200 words)3. Ayatana form4. Portfolio 5 – 10 examples of your workMany people read our art newsletter ; you should too!