Join, artist and researcher, Nabil Ali for this fascinating two-day practical course showing how paint and ink are made from plants and organic materials.
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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