Foraged + Found with Auria Bohn | Registration Open

The artist that sees their own world with inquisitive eyes is so inspiring. The gatherer, the maker, the inventor and the one that takes what is around them and uses that beauty to interpret their own art. This kind of artist is truly Auria Bohn from Tuscany. Whether she is making her own ink, charcoal from grapevines, foraging the hills of Tuscany or getting her hands messy in the studio…her eyes are open to the world around her! It is with great excitement that we announce Auria’s first online course, Foraged + Found!  We are truly honored to host this first course and share it with the world.

 

Registration is open for Foraged and Found with Auria Bohn. Registration is $62. The course will go live on October 21 @ 6:00 am MDT.  The course is 6 hours of content. Come and read all about it. All videos are downloadable, lifetime access* and closed captioning.

 

Have you ever looked at a flower or plant in your neighborhood and wondered what kind of color could be extracted from its bright petals? Or marveled at your own hands, marked with beet juice or blackberry stains, and thought “How could I use this color in my own art?”

Yet, the thought of jumping into natural ink making may have seemed too complicated to get started. Maybe you already enjoy more traditional materials such as acrylic inks and watercolors and the idea of combining them all together is a bit overwhelming?

Well, here’s the thing – I’ve been there and I’m excited to share what I’ve discovered!

 

 

Not only will Auria be demonstrating a variety of natural ink recipes and techniques but also her approach as to how she uses them alongside her favorite traditional mixed media mediums: acrylic inks and watercolors. At times, only touches of natural inks will be used as lightfastness and color shifting can be an issue. Other times she will go all in and play with abstract forms and let the natural inks’ alchemic properties take the lead.

She will break out the gelli plate and create a stockpile of collage papers with simple motifs and patterns that can be used as focal points in future mixed media pieces. Some of these will be incorporated alongside touches of abstract calligraphy (asemic writing) to pull together a series of airy, abstract, “sky”scapes on paper. These mixed media triptych projects will combine watercolors, acrylic inks and touches of botanical inks made throughout the course.

We look forward to you joining us on this artistic journey that combines natural ink making and mixed media.

So come on! Let’s get our hands dirty, connect with nature – and start making ink!

Techniques Taught in this Course

  • Exploring natural ink making methods and processes
  • Creating natural inks from flowers, vegetables and kitchen scraps
  • Unconventional watercolor and ink techniques
  • Cultivating a “What if?” approach to art making
  • Connecting with your local landscape for inspiration and materials
  • Using motifs and patterns in your work
  • Embracing chaos and unleashing unexpected beauty in your process
  • Creating transparent layers with gelli prints
  • Working in a series
  • Incorporating collage elements and metallic leaf
  • Creating balanced compositions, flow and cohesiveness in diptychs and triptychs
  • Incorporating natural inks with your mixed media pieces
  • Creating color swatches and samples for palettes
  • Building up layers and washes with watercolors and inks

 

Registration is open for Foraged and Found with Auria Bohn. Registration is $62. The course will go live on October 21 @ 6:00 am MDT.  The course is 6 hours of content. Come and read all about it. All videos are downloadable, lifetime access* and closed captioning.

 

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Registration is open for Foraged and Found with Auria Bohn. Registration is $62. The course will go live on October 21 @ 6:00 am MDT.  The course is 6 hours of content. Come and read all about it. All videos are downloadable, lifetime access* and closed captioning.

If this is your first course with us or you are a longtime member we want to share how easy it is to find out more, register, see the supply list and share with your friends.

1. Come and read all about the new course HERE.
2. If you think your friends would love this course we would be beyond honored to have you share the promo video. We have included all of the social media links under the video to make it easy. You can also directly share the course page. You do not have to be a member of this site to see what we have to offer!  LOVE THIS!
3. We also have over 100 other courses and to see what we are offering you can go directly to jeanneoliver.com and then click on courses.
4. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch them at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access.
5. If you have any questions about the course please contact support here.

*As long as we manage the creative network

 

 

 

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