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SOLD OUT | Botanical Ink Making with Gabrielle Eisma

Join children’s book illustrator and designer, Gabrielle Eisma, for a class of colorful botanical ink making with freshly foraged leaves and flowers. In this class, you will be introduced to many plant sources that create inks, and learn how to modify homemade ink to create different natural colors, learn tips and tricks for using botanical ink. You will leave with a booklet of botanical ink recipes for every color of the rainbow you can make in your own kitchen or studio, a blot chart from the specially made inks from the class, and a small sample bottle of the ink made in class!

This program is for adults and teens, ages 13 and up. Registered kids must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Pre-registration is required to attend this program. Online registration closes at 12pm on Tuesday, August 15, unless it is sold out first. If the program is sold out, please complete the online registration to be added to the waitlist. You will not be charged to be added to the waitlist. If you have further questions, please email Camilla Voelker at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org

About the Instructor: Gabrielle is an illustrator for (mostly) children, a fine artist, and a botanical ink maker. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she spends the spring, summer, and fall foraging for natural pigments outside with her dog and anyone else that she can convince to hike alongside her—most of the time that person being her dad. In the winter, she looks forward to doing it all over again. Gabrielle forages, boils, and bottles her own small-batch inks from botanical and natural sources around her.

Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

Please Note: This program will be held indoors.


Aug 17 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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