Europe's ink of choice for a thousand years, oak gall ink was used to make medieval manuscripts and to sign the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Participants will harvest and process oak galls - the spherical "wasp nurseries" an oak produces when a gall wasp lays her eggs in the tree - and learn about the history of ink. Please bring a small bottle to take home your ink and wear old clothes.
Space is limited. Contact the Box Office to RSVP at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday
For all ages & families.
This workshop is presented as part of Owen Driggs' project for Art on the Grounds 2013, Mapping Biointimacy. Using digital mapping and GPS technologies alongside such more traditional interpretive strategies as signage, tours, and workshops, Mapping Biointimacy supports experiences of the natural world as a network of intimate relationships.