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Earth Day Drop-In Nature Workshops
April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Join Booklyn for an Earth Day celebration with readings and two drop-in workshops focusing on urban nature and environmental issues. All ages are welcome.
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-wild-natural-watercolor-workshop-tickets-59789221170
Urban Wild Coloring Activity, 1 – 3pm
In the urban environment, we often think of green spaces more as a backdrop—sources of shade, a haven of beautiful things to look at or merely a reminder of the more expansive wild beyond the city walls. However, no matter how big or small an urban green space, whether it’s a designated park, an over grown vacant lot or the tree plot outside your door have a significant roll to play within our urban ecology. Plants of any kind found anywhere contribute oxygen, sequester carbon, strengthen soil and often times remediate soils while also providing habitat for hundreds of species.
In this workshop we invite children and adults to engage in a visual, tactical, and creative collaboration with the often hidden yet surprisingly abundant edible/medicinal plants found thriving throughout the city. Common Knowledge believes that our disconnection from what thrives along our foot path is at the root of cultural and environmental degradation. This activity is designed to encourage reverence and reciprocity with the land we inhabit and to restore the importance of place based identity in our understanding of learning how to live well with the Earth. (Led by Alyssa Dennis, www.commonknowledge.com)
Naturak Ink Watercolor Workshop; 2-4pm
In this walk-in workshop, you will experience the luminous quality of vegetable dyes by using them as paints, on paper. Substituting commercial watercolors for vegetable and plant dyes, create subtly colored washes, patterns and drawings. All materials provided. (Led by Iviva Olenick,http://www.ivivaolenick.com/)
This workshop is part of the programming for Lil’ Radicals: Multicultural + Social Justice Publications for Kids in the 21st Century on view from April 6-June 1, 2019.