Wild Colour – Turning Earth into Paint

July 13 - July 14


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Wild Colour – Turning Earth into Paint

Wild Colour – Turning Earth into Paint

This workshop is a celebration of geology and place through the medium of watercolour; where you will be creating our own paints from earth pigments foraged from the land, and learning to work with them in your artistic practice.

The workshop has both an indoor and outdoor component. The outdoor will focus on how to identify and test dirt and stone for promising pigment in the field. The indoor component will be where we transform our found earth into pigment, then into watercolour paints.

We will then engage with the long and rich history of earth pigments through painting, learning various techniques to bring your colours to life. This course will also cover some history, the basic geology of B.C., and skills such as using maps to find pigments.


  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $4
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: No prior experience with painting is necessary

Price: $376

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Simone Littledale Escobar is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice uses foraged and naturally derived mediums to explore ecological grief, ties to place, superstition, and personal history. Her experience is strongly shaped by her Colombian/Canadian heritage and her upbringing by the ever-changing waters of the Pacific coast.

Click here to read more about SIMONE LITTLEDALE ESCOBAR

In stock

CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

Attendee Details

MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

Click HERE for the form.

Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

Click HERE for the form.


If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.