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June 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Pattern made from carved vegetables and plant-based paint
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Plant-based Painting

Monday, June 8, 2020

Make art! Learn how to make paint from common kitchen items.

Express your creativity--we'll show you how to make art at home, without having to spend a ton on supplies!

You can use fruit and spices for making your own paint or printing ink. Play with simple repetition and pattern using potatoes or other carve-able vegetables or fruits. This is the perfect activity for making greeting cards or wrapping paper, even your own original book or journal covers.  

Items needed: 
  • Small ceramic or glass dish
  • Boiled water
  • Spoon
  • Paint brush
  • Thick paper
  • Ground turmeric, paprika, or cinnamon
  • Berries, fresh or frozen
  • Salt or vinegar 
  • Coffee filter or cheesecloth
About Peopleologie
Peopleologie is a Bay Area-based humanities program offering workshops that promote cultural literacy, celebrate community, and build connections to the world through history, humanities, anthropology, math, science, hand crafting traditions, and fun. Peopleologie focuses on people, places, and things: traditions, lives, and practices. Workshops treat participants to an inside look at ancient and contemporary indigenous life and honor the preservation of cultural heritage around the world.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.