Plant Based Inks and Paints

Nabil Ali
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Wednesday 9 May 2018

Join artist Nabil Ali for this fascinating two-day practical course exploring paint colours made from plants and organic materials. You will discover paint making processes using recipes developed from historical manuscripts and ancient sources, to form a wide range of colours and workable palettes. The course aims to help you to begin to establish your own natural paint systems using plants as a medium, and to develop your own creative work with them.

Day two of the course will allow you to discover and use colour compositions by applying paint layers, a variety of natural binders, organic fillers, preservatives and coloured egg glazes to create your own plant-based paintings. During the course you will also have rare access to Nabil’s extensively researched 'organic paint recipe archive' which gives valuable insight into the ingredients used, the measurements applied and notes on the practical processes for making paint from a vast range of plants.
10 am - 4 pm
Booking required
Booking Details
Use the link to the left to book online.
If the course is fully booked (shown as 'out of stock') and you would like to go on to a waiting list, please contact the Education Office on 01223 331875.
Contact Details
01223 331875
Event Category
Creative Workshops
Classroom, 1 Brookside
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