Pigment Precipitation: Making Organic Colours [ONLINE]

Pigments are brightly colored, insoluble powders that can be used in a variety of art forms. They can be extracted from minerals, coal, or most often than not, they are synthesized out of petroleum compounds. In the spirit of promulgating sustainable practices in the lab, this workshop aims at teaching you how to make your own pigments, using botanical matter and food leftovers instead.

Using plants that you can find in your garden or your compost pile, Amélie Bélanger from the STAIN Lab is going to demonstrate an easy step-by-step method for lake pigment extraction. Using only a few ingredients that are readily available on the market, you will be able to create your own shades and transform them into watercolour, paints, gouaches, or include them in your next bio-plastic recipe!

The demo/workshop will be 1h30 hour long allowing time for questions and discussion.

Where: Speculative Life BioLab via ZOOM.

When: Thursday, October 28th 3:30pm

Demo presented by the STAIN Lab.

*There are no prerequisites for this workshop, however registration is required. Please email tm.support@concordia.ca to register. Zoom links will be emailed to all registered participants.


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