May 17, 2015
July 25, 2015
Instructor: Jen Feigin & Chris Magwood
Learn how to make and use a wide range of natural, non-toxic eco-paints that are beautiful, healthy, durable and affordable.
Our homes contain hundreds of square feet of painted surfaces, and most of them are covered with petrochemical products. Even the latest “no-VOC” paints contain chemical compounds that are bad for the environment in their production, disposal and during their lifespan on our walls. Fortunately, there is an exciting array of paints that are made from all-natural materials, and that are completely non-toxic and biodegradable.
In this workshop, you will learn about a wide range of commercially available paint options, including clay, lime, casein and natural oil paints, as well discover recipes for making your own versions of these paints.
The workshop will cover sourcing paints and ingredients, preparing surfaces (including surfaces that have already been painted) and mixing paints and pigments. You will have the opportunity to apply numerous paints to different surfaces and learn the techniques for working with natural paints.
After this workshop, you will be able to redecorate your existing home or plan the finishes for a new home using only natural, healthy paints.
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