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Mon, Jul 22


Whiskey Creek Zócalo

Pigment Hunter Workshop

Pigment Hunter Workshop
Pigment Hunter Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 23, 2024, 5:00 PM

Whiskey Creek Zócalo , 11786 US-180 East, Arenas Valley, NM 88022, USA

About the event


Date: Monday, July 22 & Tuesday July 23

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: Whiskey Creek Zócalo

11786 HWY 180 East

Arenas Valley, NM

Cost: $200

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT RSVP. You Must go to the Artists Link to Register. Link at bottom of info.


Pigment Hunter was created by artist and educator Scott Sutton for creating and documenting his work with mineral pigments in the creation of natural paint.  Scott has been empowering other artists for over 15 years with the skills and knowledge to use local materials in a sustainable manner to reduce their own ecological footprint on the natural environment.


The Art of Pigment Hunting workshop during the Silver City Clay Festival will occur prior to the Clay Carving & Painting workshop by Athena Steen of the Canelo Project at Whiskey Creek Zócalo! Scott will be teaching the Art of Pigment Hunting where we will spend time out in the geological landscape around Silver City.  We will use maps of the surrounding geology to help us learn about the unique aspects of this beautiful place revealing the types and locations of minerals and their formations. The materials will be collected in an environmentally responsible manner and processed through the use of levigation, sifting, and milling to prepare for their use in the clay carving and painting workshop.  The clay plasters and mineral pigments will be used to collaboratively create a work of art on an existing adobe wall at Whiskey Creek Zócalo where these workshops are being held. It will be an honor to collect and process materials to be used for the Clay Carving and Painting with Athena to create a work of art on an adobe wall located at Whiskey Creek Zócalo.  The workshop participants can take one or both of the workshops and help create a collaborate mural with local materials.

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