Presenter LeAnne Johnson will show attendees how to make tempera paints from pigments found in nature, and also explore smash flower art.

In this winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will teach how to make natural pigment tempera paint using egg yolk and pigments made right from your own yard. Grass for green, rock for gray, daisies for yellow- the colors are infinite! In the second half of the workshop, she’ll show attendees how to unwind with another stress relieving craft- smashing flowers! Hammer a flower into oblivion on muslin and create a beautiful picture from the natural dyes produced by the smashed flower. An instructional PDF will be provided for attendees leading up to the event.

About the Presenter

LeAnne started her career at Eastern Carolina University working for ECU’s Special Collections and Archives, while earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Public History. After graduation, she went on to work at Colonial Williamsburg as a costumed interpreter and program specialist. Her focus was on life at Carter’s Grove Mansion and educational tours in the town of Colonial Williamsburg. In 2004 she moved back to North Carolina to work at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. LeAnne worked in many different jobs at the NC Transportation Museum, but ended her 16-year career there serving as the collections manager. She is currently the Executive Director of the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center. LeAnne was born in Winston Salem, NC and was raised in Todd, NC.


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