Image of WORKING WITH PIGMENTS at Heidi's Studio


$200.00 - Sold out

Sat. March 9th 10am-3pm - SOLD OUT *email to be put on waitlist
Sun. March 31st 10am-2pm - SOLD OUT *email to be put on waitlist
or Sat. April 27th 10am-3pm - SOLD OUT *email to be put on waitlist
north of Bellingham, WA, USA*

Join Heidi in her rural studio/home for an intimate session, WORKING WITH EARTH PIGMENTS. We will learn the lost art of making pigment from foraged mineral materials: soil, clay, dirt and rock. Utilizing Heidi’s vast library of pigments, participants will learn how to work with minerals, how to process minerals according to their unique personalities and determine appropriate binders and usages for different pigments. Everyone will leave with a set of pigments and knowledge and a deeper understanding of how to integrate minerals into their own practices.

Heidi's rural studio cabin is located near Everson, WA, closer to the USA/Canadian border. Due to the private location and small size of her studio, this workshop is extremely limited in size. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Email Heidi for recommendations or suggestions (heidi@earlyfutures.com).


- a notebook, for taking notes and testing your colors
- lunch and snacks
- personal foraged minerals, stones or other earth supplies *optional
- mortar and pestle, containers for pigments *optional

All other materials will be provided by Heidi and the earth.

*Precise location will be sent to registered participants only.
1.5hrs from Vancouver, BC
2hrs from Seattle, WA
35min from Bellingham, WA.
Accessible by car and bicycle.


Heidi Gustafson is an artist, pigment worker and ore whisperer based in rainy, volcanic Cascade foothills of northern Washington. Her intuitive and highly collaborative ochre and iron research projects include work with award-winning scientists, paleontologists, anthropologists, linguists, citizen foragers/researchers and artists around the planet. She’s a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and holds an MA in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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