Erde-Workshop with Josias Scharf
Paint production from natural materials
Saturday, August 19, 1-3pm
Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College
The workshop consists of experimenting with possibilities of creating your own paints from materials found in nature, such as earth, stones, fruits, and plants. We extract pigments from these materials and mix them with other natural ingredients to produce paints of different colors and textures. The workshop encourages exploration of nature, while addressing the importance of sustainability and environmental care.
Josias Scharf is a Brazilian artist residing in Berlin since 2001. His artistic praxis is focused on painting, drawing, and experimental printmaking, usually developed thematically in series on natural space and organic forms. Josias Scharf also works in the conception and execution of workshops, requisites, and design objects, intensifying his research on techniques.
The participation is free of charge, prior registration is not required.
The Erde-Workshops are led by the members of Moabit Mountain College and invited guests with a focus on artistic practice in connection with ecology and sustainability. Strandbad Tegelsee serves us as a very special open-air laboratory.
Erde-workshops creates an easily accessible offer for the participants: all activities don’t require professional skills, and are open to people of all ages. There is support, discussion and practical work. All workshops take place at Strandbad Tegelsee, aim to develop this place as a nature resort towards sustainability, and create a practical platform for the knowledge exchange and crafts related to the questions of ecology, sustainability, and healing.
Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.
The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.