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Image: Mushroom Aquatic IV: 10 x 10 x 1 inch

The color was achieved using raspberries, carrots and mica mineral. The applied materials: mycelium grown into a honeycomb, seashell, moss and a grown oyster mushroom.

T6DH Workshops

Learn how to create color from natural materials, work with mycelium as a medium, and create unique paintings that are sustainable and non-toxic. 

About the workshop

My mission as an artist is to inspire others to use healthier materials for a healthier world. I have been an artist for 23 years, but it has only been the past few years that I have taken the deep dive into sustainability, botanical palettes, and organic recipes. I have been researching mycology and participating in residencies to learn directly from scientists, biologist, mycologists, anthropologists, color practitioners, marine biologists, and a variety of artists and creators who are making changes in the world through their art. In my workshops, you will learn why trees are important to artists in the creation of botanical painting. You will understand color from nature's perspective and learn how to create color from fall leaves, fruits, flowers, and a variety of other organic materials.  In addition, each class comes with a DIY jar. This jar (pictured to the right) has curated materials inside, including mycelium. In our class, we will also learn about historical artists inspired by nature and those who used botanical palettes in their works. We will also learn about the beautiful practice of ikebana. 

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Schedule

January 28 & 29 2023

Studio Alchemy Gallery

Located in historic Cottage Home Neighborhood: 1116 E North Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

March 2023

TBA

May 2023

Museum of Infinite Outcomes, Knoxville, TN

Botanical Gardens, Knoxville, TN

Ijams of Knoxville, TN

2345 Dodson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917

INDIANA

Adult Workshop

Saturday, January 28th 2023 (Adult Workshop)

Title: Botanical Painting with Maria Schechter

Workshop: will be held at The Studio Alchemy Gallery located in the historic Cottage Home Neighborhood:

1116 E North Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

$48 for a 3 hour workshop with only 6 seats available. Five seats are currently available to reserve.

Time: This will be an afternoon workshop and the time will be announced closer to the date. 

 

Workshop details and materials:

This is an adult class to learn how I develop my paintings. Each student receives a DIY Jar (large) and I provide all materials, watercolor paper, collage materials, and natural dyes. We will go through a recipe on making natural dyes from any type of organic material from spices, fall leaves to fruits and flowers. Each student will leave with a step-by-step worksheet for processing organic materials into dyes.  For both workshops, we will be working with color that have already been processed as a watercolor.

Reserve your seat below. Sign up and pay for your seat for this workshop. I look forward to seeing you in January. 

Youth Workshop

Sunday, January 29th 2023 (Youth Workshop)

Title: Indianapolis Botanical Impressions

Workshop: will be hosted at The Studio Alchemy Gallery in Indianapolis located in the historic Cottage Home Neighborhood:

1116 E North Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

$48 for a 2 hour workshop with only 6 seats available

Time: This will be an afternoon workshop and the time will be announced closer to the date. 

Workshop details and materials:

Students will be making Indianapolis botanical impressions using a botanical palette. In this class I will provide the wood panels, window to add students choice of foraged material to highlight, clay, and color. We will use local flowers to create impressions. Then we will practice painting on watercolor paper while the clay is drying. Finally, we will paint our panels using botanical colors that have already been prepared.

Reserve your seat below. Paying for the class in advance secures your seat for this workshop.

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KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

13th

Saturday, May 13th
Eco Art Workshop I.
Botanical Gardens

14th

Sunday, MAY 14th
Eco Art Workshop II.
Ijams Nature Center

15th

Monday, May 15th
Eco Art Workshop III.
Museum of Infinite Outcomes

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