Enjoy a two hour workshop and hands laboratory focused on methods for extracting colors from edible and medicinal organic colorants extracted from plants, insects, seeds and bark as well as and telluric materials (mineral and earth pigments) of Alta and Baja California. Participants will engage in an organoleptic experience with the artist as they process colors and test them on variety of supports . Together we will create a color chart postcard created on a sacred paper that is hand processed from mulberry and wild fig bark in central Mexico.

$40.00 Members/$50.00 Non-Members

There will be a $10.00 materials fee collected at the program

Sandy Rodriguez is an artist and independent educator. Her artwork investigates the methods and materials of painting across cultures and histories. Her most recent work includes the Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón, a bioregional map and series of paintings about the intersections of history, color, medicine, and cultura. Her landscapes capture moments of transformation in the social, political and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, with a focus on themes of resistance, persistence and cultural regeneration. She was raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles. Rodriguez earned her BFA from California Institute of Arts and designed and administered education programs and resources for numerous museums and arts organizations since 1998. Teaching across constituencies is part of her artistic practice and embodies her belief that artists are critical to reshaping our time and place through civic engagement projects. She has exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Art+Practice, Los Angeles; and Self Help Graphics, Los Angeles. This Fall you can see her solo museum exhibition at Riverside Art Museum and mural banners of her work at the Music Center, Los Angeles. Recent awards and residencies include: Americans for the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Trailblazer Award (2017-18), Artist-in-Residence for Los Angeles County Arts Commission (2016-2017), and Artist-in-Residence at Art+Practice in Leimert Park (2014-15). Her artist communique and artwork are featured on the cover and in the Fall 2017 issue of Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies from UCLA’s Chicano Studies Research Center. Rodriguez has been featured on CBC Radio Canada Hour le Monde, KQED Statewide Report, KPCC’s Off Ramp, Los Angeles Times, and KCET. Visit

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