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Making organic paints and inks: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2023

Making organic paints and inks



Tutor: Nabil Ali
Date: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July 2023
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Cost: £135
Location: Classroom

You will explore the Botanic Garden to collect some of the plant materials, and re-create paint making processes using documented recipes from historical manuscripts and ancient sources. The workshop aims to give you the tools to go on to establish your own paint systems by utilising plants from your own garden, or inspiring you to try growing some new ones to support your new-found skills. Having learnt the basics, you will explore colour compositions, practical paint layering systems, a variety of natural binders and fillers, preservatives and coloured egg glazes to create a range of samples and images. During the workshop you will also have access to Nabil’s 'organic paint recipe archive' detailing in-depth insight into the practical foundations for paint making using common and unusual plants.


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