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Foraging for Watercolor Pigments

Cultus Bay Gardens on Whidbey Island

Saturday, September 14th

10 - 3 pm (bring a lunch)

$125 - includes all supplies

During this workshop, we will identify local color sources, prepare pigment extractions, convert the dye bath into insoluble lake pigments, and finally mull the strained lake pigments into their final form of watercolor paints. Participants will create a pallet of 6 half pan watercolors and one ink vial and leave with the knowledge to create their own foraged paints. The class’s color palette will change with the seasons and reflect the local availability of foraged plants, fungi, & earth.

Event Registration

KCLS Event Registration

Many of these workshops are offered at King County Library System locations in Western Washington State. Registration is required, and it can be completed at by searching for an event under the calendar tab.


Felting Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

Shoreline Library: January 13th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library: January 14th (Wood Conks)

Issaquah Library:  March 3rd (Morels)
Federal Way Library: March 9th (Morels)

Mercer Island Library: April 6th (Morels)

Des Moines Library: April 13th (Morels)

White Center Library:  June 30th (Lobsters)

Duvall Library:  July 6th (Lobsters)

Sammamish Library:  August 20th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Woodinville Library:  September 7th (Lobsters) (Teens & Adults)

Renton Highlands Library: September 11th (Lobsters)

Kent Panther Lake Library: September 24th (Chanterelles)

Maple Valley Library: November 9th (Chanterelles)

Kent Library: December 3rd (Teens)

Bothell Library: December 7th (Chanterelles)

Boulevard Park Library: December 14th (Chanterelles)

Snoqualmie Library: December 18th (Chanterelles)


Botanical Printmaking

At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

Covington Library: February 24th

Maple Valley Library: March 16th

Black Diamond Library: March 30th

Federal Way Library: May 25th

Fall City Library: June 26th (Adult & Teen)

Algona-Pacific Library: July 10th 

Lake Hills Library: August 10th

Enumclaw Library: August 12th (Teens)

Boulevard Park Library: August 17th

Covington Library: August 30th (Youth)

Renton Highlands Library: September 25th 

Issaquah Library: November 2nd

Newcastle Library: November 16th (ages 16+)


Foraging Color

At the following King County Libraries in 2024:

Covington Library: June 22nd

Muckleshoot Library: July 3rd (Teens)

Maple Valley Library: September 12th

Covington Library: August 23rd (Youth)

Bellevue Library: September 28th

Woodmont Library: November 10th

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